Project description:To identify candidate genes that are up-regulated in chemoresistant (cisplatin and doxorubicin) hepatospheres as compared with their differentiated counterparts Affymetrix Human Genome U133 Plus GeneChip 2.0 PLC/PRF/5 HCC cells were grown as spheroids and treated with cisplatin and doxorubicin combination. Differentiated counterparts were generated by addition of FBS in the spheroids and allowed to attach.
Project description:To identify candidate genes involved in enhanced tumorigenicity of CD133+ liver tumor-initiating cells Affymetrix Human Genome U133 Plus GeneChip 2.0 HCC cell line Huh7 was sorted into CD133+ and CD133- populations by flow cytometry
Project description:To identify candidate genes involved in enhanced tumorigenicity of CD133+ liver tumor-initiating cells Affymetrix Human Genome U133 Plus GeneChip 2.0 HCC cell line PLC8024 was sorted into CD133+ and CD133- populations by flow cytometry
Project description:To identify CD24 signaling pathway Affymetrix Human Genome U133 Plus GeneChip 2.0 shRNA CD24 (knockdown) or non-target control (NTC) was stably transduced into Huh7 HCC cells by lentiviral approach
Project description:To identify candidate genes involved in enhanced tumorigenicity and metastasis of CD90+ esophageal tumor-initiating cells. The esophageal squamous carcinoma cell (ESCC) cell line KYSE-140 was sorted into CD90+ and CD90- populations by flow cytometry. Total RNA was analyzed on Affymetrix Human Genome U133 Plus GeneChip 2.0 arrays.
Project description:The evolutional trajectory of gut microbial colonization from birth has been shown to prime for health later in life. Here, we combined cultivation-independent 16S rRNA gene sequencing and metaproteomics to investigate the functional maturation of gut microbiota in faecal samples from full-term healthy infants collected at 6 and 18 months of age. Phylogenetic analysis of the metaproteomes showed that Bifidobacterium provided the highest number of distinct protein groups. Considerable divergences between taxa abundance and protein phylogeny were observed at all taxonomic ranks. Age had a profound effect on early microbiota where compositional and functional complexity of less dissimilar communities increased with time. Comparisons of the relative abundances of proteins revealed the transition of taxon-associated saccharolytic and carbon metabolism strategies from catabolic pathways of milk and mucin-derived monosaccharides feeding acetate/propanoate synthesis to complex food sugars fuelling butyrate production. Furthermore, co-occurrence network analysis uncovered two anti-correlated modules of functional taxa. A low-connected Bifidobacteriaceae-centred guild of facultative anaerobes was succeeded by a rich club of obligate anaerobes densely interconnected around Lachnospiraceae, underpinning their pivotal roles in microbial ecosystem assemblies. Our findings establish a framework to visualize whole microbial community metabolism and ecosystem succession dynamics, proposing opportunities for microbiota-targeted health-promoting strategies early in life.
Project description:Analysis of HUCPV progenitor cells following BRE silencing using BRE-siRNA. BRE (Brain and reproductive organ-expressed) protein is also known as TNFRSF1A (tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 1A) modulator and BRCC45 (BRCA-1 containing complex subunit 45). Results identify gene targets of BRE. Total RNA extracted from 3 separate cell cultures that have been transfected with BRE-siRNA and 3 separate cell cultures that have been transfected with ctl (scrambled)-siRNA.