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Data from: Anopheles gambiae: metabolomic profiles in sugar-fed, blood-fed and Plasmodium falciparum-infected midgut

Citation

Champion, Cody et al. (2017), Data from: Anopheles gambiae: metabolomic profiles in sugar-fed, blood-fed and Plasmodium falciparum-infected midgut, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.88r38

Abstract

The mosquito midgut is a physiological organ essential for the nutrient acquisition as well as an interface that encounters various mosquito borne pathogens. Metabolomic characterization would reveal biochemical fingerprints that are generated by various cellular processes. The metabolite profiles of the mosquito midgut will provide an overview of the biochemical events in both physiological states and the dynamic responses to pathogen infections. In this study, the midgut metabolic profiles of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes following feeding with sugar, human blood, mouse blood, and Plasmodium falciparum-infected human blood were examined. A mass spectrometry system coupled to liquid and gas chromatography produced a time series of metabolites in the midgut at discrete conditions (sugar feeding, 24hr and 48hr post normal blood and P. falciparum-infected blood feeding). Triplicates were included to ensure system validity. A total of 512 individual compounds were identified, 511 were assigned to 8 super-pathways and 75 sub-pathways. The dataset can be used for further inquiry into the metabolic dynamics of sugar and blood digestion and of malaria parasite infection.

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Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: 1144468

Location

United States