Significantly differentially expressed genes comparing
(A, B) More genes were differentially expressed at 24 h than at 3 h after pathogen challenge, and following challenge with E. coli than challenge with S. aureus. (C-F) Venn diagrams showing numbers of differentially expressed genes as a function of time and pathogen stimulus vs. untreated PMEC (control) of three independent biological replicates; p < 0.05, q < 0.05, −1.5 > FC > 1.5. The numbers in the intersections represent the genes differentially expressed in the two groups. The early response of PMEC to both pathogen species (3 hpc, E) was followed by a late, more intensive host response (24 hpc, F).