Three separate biological replicates were derived for both control and treated samples. The primary dermal fibroblasts were derived by explant procedure from the skin of mouse pups aged 0-3 days. By passage 5, cells were split to two separate cultures-- one with 100nM synthetic Et1 peptide added to the medium (treated) and the other with nothing added (control). Cells were exposed to Et1 for 24 hrs, then treated and control populations were harvested for total RNA.
INSTRUMENT(S): 418 [Affymetrix]
ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus
SUBMITTER: Tammy Vallender
REPOSITORIES: GEO, ArrayExpress
FEBS letters 20060714 18
DNA methylation can contribute to the stable transcriptional silencing of mammalian genes. Often times, these genes are important developmental regulators, and their silencing in cell types where they are not supposed to be active is important for the phenotypic stability of the cells. To identify key developmental regulator genes whose expression in terminally differentiated cells may be inhibited by DNA methylation, mouse dermal fibroblasts were demethylated with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, and ch ...[more]