Investigation of miRNA expression signatures in mTORC1 -stimulated osteoarthritis
ABSTRACT: To further explain pathology of mTORC1 -stimulated osteoarthritis, we have employed whole genome microarray expression profiling as a discovery platform to identify miRNAs which involved in development of mTORC1-stimulated osteoarthritis We generated Col2a1-specific deletion of Tsc1 mice. mTORC1 induced miRNAs expression in development of osteoarthritis was measured at eight weeks after birth. Independent experiments were performed using knee joint cartilage from Col2a1Tsc1KO and control mice.
Project description:We carried out a case control study in an attempt to identify changes in circulating microRNAs in patients with intracranial aneurysms (IAs). We selected 40 cases (20 ruptured and 20 unruptured) and 20 healthy controls. We randomly selected 5 samples from each group and combined them into a sample pool. In this way we obtained 12 sample pools and one pool was used for a single microarray. Changes in microRNA levels in the plasma were surveyed with Agilent Human microRNA Microarray (Release 14.0, 8x15K). We identified 20 microRNAs that were unanimously changed in both ruptured and unruptured patients. We included 40 cases (20 ruptured and 20 unruptured) and 20 healthy controls. We randomly selected 5 plasma samples from each group and combined them into a sample pool. In this way we obtained 12 sample pools and one pool was used for a single microarray. Total RNA was isolated from 1 ml plasma from each sample pool and resuspended in the same volume of buffer. A fixed volume of RNA sample was used for microarray detection.
Project description:We tested the hypothesis that circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) present in plasma might display a specific signature in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Global miRNA profiles were determined with the Agilent Human miRNA Microarray platform, 027233. ICH patients display a characteristic inflammation-related miRNA profile as compared to healthy controls. Plasma samples were collected from the following 6 subject groups: male ICH patients (n=8), female ICH patients (n=7), male healthy control (n=4), female healthy control (n=4), male ischemic stroke patients (n=8) and female ischemic stroke patients (n=8). Total RNAs isolated from 1 ml plasma were pooled for each group. A fixed volume of RNA sample was withdrawn from each pool and used for microarray detection.
Project description:We measured the expression of human microRNAs in tumor cells derived from 8 FFPE samples among non-invasive CRC patients with different prognosis. Patients lived for more than 5 years after surgery were classified as good prognosis, and patients died within 5 years from surgery were classified as poor prognosis. Tumor tissues were macrodissected under the control HE staining slides. And there were at least 75 percent cancer cells in the samples. MicroRNA microarray was used to measure the expression of human miRNAs in tumor cells derived from 8 FFPE samples among early stage CRC patients with different prognosis.
Project description:To evaluate whether serum microRNAs can predict survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients, we analyzed the serum microRNA expression profiles in 8 NPC patients with shorter-survival time and 8 age- and gender-matched NPC patients with longer-survival time using microarray. We identified a four-microRNA signature can predict survival of NPC patients. 8 serum samples from nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with shorter-survival time and 8 serum samples from nasopharyngeal carinoma patients with longer-survival time
Project description:To exploring the difference of microRNA expression between IA and MMA, we have employed microRNA array expression profiling as a discovery platform to identify genes between the IA and MMA. Futher functional analyses were performed based on the data. 3 IA and 3 MMA were used for the microarray.
Project description:MicroRNAs (miRNAs) expression profiles are widely investigated in the major cancers, but their specific roles and functions in cancers have not yet to be fully elucidated. We investigated expression profiles of miRNAs in clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCCs) and in matched normal kidney tissues (NCTs) by using a miRNAs microarray platform which covers a total of 851 human miRNAs. Tumor tissue samples were immediately snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen after surgery, and then stored in a deep freezer at -80°C. Total RNA was extracted from 5 ccRCC tissues and paired NCTs and expression profiles of miRNAs were screened by using a miRNA microarray platform.
Project description:Gadd45a can enhance somatic cell reprogramming significantly. To explore the roles of Gadd45a playing in reprogramming, we performed miRNA microarray to identify miRNAs and signals pathways that regulated by Gadd45a. miRNAs expression of MEFs was measured at day8 in reprogramming. Four samples were set: MEFs infected with SKO plus Flag, MEFs infected with SKO plus Gadd45a, MEFs infected with SKOM plus Flag and MEFs infected with SKOM+Ga.
Project description:The preoperative and 24h postoperative peripheral blood samples from 3 patients who were clinically diagnosed with POCD 7 days after surgery and who presented with an improvement of cognitive function 3 months later were used to a microRNA microarray analysis. The microarray results showed that, compared with the preoperative microRNA expression profile, there were a large number of abnormally down-regulated circulating miRNA molecules in the peripheral blood 24 h after surgery.
Project description:The present study aims to assess the potential changes in microRNAs of proximal renal tubular cells in response to the adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals. microRNA microarray was applied to evaluate the expression of HK-2 cells exposed to COM crystals for 0 and 24 hours.