Oligonucleotide microarray studies using the Affymetrix system were conducted as described earlier (McMullen et al., 2004). Biotinylated cRNA was hybridized to Affymetrix Mouse Expression Set 430A GeneChips. Then, the microarrays were washed and stained with a streptavidin-bound marker, and scanned with a laser scanner. Resulting microarray data were analyzed with Affymetrix Microarray Suite 5.0 software. Only those genes with consistent absent/present calls in the three independent replicates per group were considered for further analyses. Comparisons were crossed such that each oculomotor nuclei sample was compared with each spinal cord sample at the corresponding age. The Affymetrix software uses the one-sided Wilcoxons signed rank test to estimate increase/no change/decrease difference calls and fold-changes for each pair-wise comparison. Only difference calls consistent in all pair-wise comparisons and with average changes greater than 2-fold were considered significant, resulting in a conservative list of genes with changed expression levels.
ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus
TISSUE(S): Spinal Cord, Ocular Motor Neuron
SUBMITTER: Colleen A. McMullen
REPOSITORIES: GEO, ArrayExpress