Human peripheral blood cells: systemic lupus erythematosus vs healthy individual.
ABSTRACT: Gene expression profiling of peripheral blood cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) vs healthy individual (HI). Peripheral blood was obtained from patients with SLE (n=21) and HI (n=45). Blood samples from 45 HI are used as control.
Project description:SLE patients are always with various disease manifestation. Various cytokines are pointed interacting and playing pathological roles in SLE although the etiopathology is still obscure. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of cytokine interactions in the immune response of SLE patients. Overexpressed interferon-inducible(IFI) genes were confirmed in peripheral blood from SLE patients. Using network-based analysis on the immune response-related genes, several networks including cytokines such as TNF and IFN-γ, or beta-estradiol(E2), were constructed. TNF-regulated genes were dominant in these networks but in vitro TNF stimulation on PBMCs showed no different responses in the expressions of these genes between SLE and healthy individuals. Co-stimulating experiments by TNF, IFN-γ, and E2 with IFN-α, revealed that TNF has repressive while IFN-γ essentially has synergistic effect with IFN-α on IFI gene expressions in vitro. E2 showed different effects on IFI gene expressions among 3 individuals. Peripheral blood was obtained from patients with SLE (n=11) and healthy women (n=6). Gene expression profile was analyzed using DNA microarray covering 30,000 human genes. Differentially expressed immune response-related genes were selected and analyzed by using Expression Analysis Systemic Explorer (EASE) based on Gene Ontology (GO) followed by network pathway analysis with Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA).
Project description:This microarray study was conducted along with SATORI study, the clinical trial evaluated 125 patients with active RA with an inadequate response to low dose of MTX. Patients were allocated to receive either Tocilizumab(TCZ) 8 mg/kg every 4 weeks (TCZ group) or MTX 8 mg/week (MTX/control group) for 24 weeks. Gene expression profiles (GEP) of 112 patients - 54 patients from TCZ group and 58 patients from MTX group - were obtained in this study. PB samples were collected directly into PAXGene tubes before and after the treatments. Total RNA was extracted using PAXGene Blood RNA Kit with the optimal on-column DNase digestion. Two-color microarray was used to directly compare the samples before versus after the treatment. Total RNA was amplified and amino allyl aRNA of the sample before/after treatments was further labeled with Cy3/Cy5. The labeled aRNAs (mixture of Cy3 and Cy5) was hybridized onto microarray slide. Dye swapping was done with each investigation to account for dye bias in microarray experiments.
Project description:Gene expression profiling of peripheral blood cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) vs healthy individual (HI). Overall design: Peripheral blood was obtained from patients with SLE (n=21) and HI (n=45). Blood samples from 45 HI are used as control.
Project description:Gene expression profiling of peripheral blood cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)/ systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/ polyarticular type juvenile idiopathic arthritis (polyJIA)/ systemic-onset JIA (sJIA) vs healthy children (HC) and healthy individual (HI). Overall design: Peripheral blood was obtained from patients with RA (n=112), SLE (n=22), polyJIA (n=6), sJIA (n=51), HC (n=8), and HI (n=45). Blood samples from 8 HC and 45 HI are used as control.
Project description:Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (soJIA) is a rheumatic disease in childhood characterized by systemic symptoms and a relatively poor prognosis. The peripheral leukocytes are thought to play the pathological role of soJIA although the exact cause is still obscure. In this study, we aimed to clarify the cellular functional abnormality in those cells. Here, we analyzed the gene expression profile in peripheral leukocytes from 51 patients with soJIA, 6 patients with poly-articular type JIA (polyJIA) and 8 healthy children utilizing DNA microarrays. A total of 3,491 genes, including genes related to immune reponse and metabolism, were differentially expressed in patients with soJIA compared to healthy individuals. The result provides insight into the pathogenesis of soJIA. Keywords: disease state analysis Total RNA was extracted from peripheral leukocytes from 51 soJIA patients, 6 poly-articular type JIA patients, and 8 healthy children. The gene expression profile was analyzed with DNA microarrays.
Project description:Whole blood expression was profiled in Rheumatoid Arthiritis and SLE (Systemic LUPUS Erythomatosus) patients. Expression in the whole blood of RA and SLE patients, comparing gene expression signatures in SLE, and RA DMARD-IR and RA TNF-IR patients. This is baseline whole blood expression data for 3 patient populations (SLE, RA DMARD-IR and RA TNF-IR) and 20 Controls.
Project description:RNA-seq of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) whole blood and healthy controls to determine the gene expression changes in these patients. RNA-seq of PAXgene blood from SLE and healthy donors.
Project description:Prediction of neurological outcomes shortly after cardiac arrest would represent a major breakthrough. We tested the ability of gene expression profiles of blood cells to predict outcome in cardiac arrest patients. 35 consecutive cardiac arrest patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia (33°C for 24h) were included in this prospective monocentre study. Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) was determined at discharge and 6 months later. All patients had blood sampling at the end of hypothermia. Gene expression profiles of blood cells were determined using 25,000~gene microarray in two groups of patients: good outcome (CPC 1-2) and bad outcome (CPC 3-5).
Project description:To determine what can the transcriptome tell us about populations of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Keywords: health assessment A total of 151 individuals were sampled from 4 different geographic location in U.S. waters between June of 2003 and June of 2006. Of the 151 dolphins, 59 were from Charleston, 35 from Indian River Lagoon, FL, 32 from Sarasota Bay, FL and 25 from St. Josephs Bay FL. Total RNA extracted from blood leukocytes of wild dolphins was analyzed and different sets of genes were used as classifiers in a machine learning approach, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN).