Transcription profiling by array of dorsal root ganglion over-expressing NRG1 typeIII ICD (Intra Cellular Domain)
ABSTRACT: We evalueted gene expression in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) over-expressing NRG1 typeIII ICD (Intra Cellular Domain). DRG were infected with a lentivirus expressing ICD and compared to not infected DRG or DRG infected with a lentivirus expressing EGFP.
Project description:In DRG neurons NRG1 type III intacellular domain (ICD) moves to the nucleus upon contact with Schwann cells. We aimed to investigate genes up/down regulated by ICD. We analyzed total RNA from DRG neurons over-expressing ICD comparing it to RNA from wild-type DRG neurons and RNA from DRG neurons over-expressing EGFP. We used 4 biological replicates and two technical replicates for each condition.
Project description:Transcriptional analysis of identified DRG subpopulations. Cell-type specific intrinsic programs instruct neuronal subpopulations before target-derived factors influence later neuronal maturation. Retrograde neurotrophin signaling controls neuronal survival and maturation of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) sensory neurons, but how these potent signaling pathways intersect with transcriptional programs established at earlier developmental stages remains poorly understood. Here we determine the consequences of genetic alternation of NT3 signaling on genome-wide transcription programs in proprioceptors, an important sensory neuron subpopulation involved in motor reflex behavior. We find that the expression of many proprioceptor-enriched genes is dramatically altered by genetic NT3 elimination, independent of survival-related activities. Combinatorial analysis of gene expression profiles with proprioceptors isolated from mice expressing surplus muscular NT3 identifies an anticorrelated gene set with transcriptional levels scaled in opposite directions. Voluntary running experiments in adult mice further demonstrate the maintenance of transcriptional adjustability of genes expressed by DRG neurons, pointing to life-long gene expression plasticity in sensory neurons. We combined a mouse line expressing GFP under the control of the TrkC promoter (BAC transgene approach) with various NT3 signaling mutants in order to identify the transcriptional changes in identified subpopulations of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons. Sorted cells were processed for RNA extraction and hybridization on Affymetrix microarrays. Analysis was performed a postnatal (p) day p0. Subsequent analysis focused on the transcriptional profile of DRG neuron subpopulations at specific lumbar levels. Additional work addressed the transcriptional changes in whole DRG in adult mice with and without physical exercise.
Project description:Proprioception relies on two main classes of proprioceptive sensory neurons (pSNs). These neurons innervate two distinct peripheral receptors in muscle, muscle spindles (MSs) or Golgi tendon organs (GTOs), and synapse onto different sets of spinal targets, but the molecular basis of their distinct pSN subtype identity remains unknown. We used microarray analysis to compare gene expression profiles between MS- and GTO- innervating proprioceptors. We generated transgenic mice in which MS and GTO pSNs are labelled with different fluorescent proteins (see de Nooij et al., 2015 for details). We used Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) to isolate the MS and GTO pSN subsets from dissociated DRG from p7-10 transgenic mice. Neurons from multiple FACS experiments were pooled into three samples each for the MS and GTO pSN subset.
Project description:To test the potential of canonical Wnt signalling to modulate nociception via transcriptional regulation in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons, we performed a genome-wide transcriptome analysis of neuron-enriched DRG cultures treated with Wnt3a or vehicle for 6 hours. Total RNA obtained from neuron-enriched mouse DRG culture subjected to Wnt3a treatment for 6 hours was compared to a matched control (vehicle-treated) DRG culture.
Project description:The goal of this study was to analyze global gene expression in specific populations of somatosensory neurons in the periphery, including major, non-overlapping populations that include nociceptors, pruriceptors, and prorioceptors. The mammalian somatosensory nervous system encodes the perception of specific environmental stimuli. The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) contains distinct somatosensory neuron subtypes that innervate diverse peripheral tissues, mediating the detection of thermal, mechanical, proprioceptive, pruriceptive, and nociceptive stimuli. We purified discrete subtypes of mouse DRG somatosensory neurons by flow cytometry using fluorescently labeled mouse lines (SNS-Cre/TdTomato, Parv-Cre/TdTomato) in combination with Isolectin B4-FITC surface staining (IB4). This allowed identification of transcriptional differences between these major populations, revealing enrichment of voltage-gated ion channels, TRP channels, G-protein coupled receptors, transcription factors, and other functionally important classes of genes within specific somatosensory neuron subsets. SNS-Cre mice were bred with Rosa26-TdTomato mice to generate SNS-Cre/TdTomato reporter mice. Parv-Cre mice were bred with Rosa26-TdTomato mice to generate Parv-Cre/TdTomato mice. Isolectin B4-FITC was used to stain the surface of SNS-Cre/TdTomato reporter mice. We used these strategies of fluorescent labeling to purify distinct murine sensory neuron subsets from the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Neurons were sorted directly in Qiazol for total RNA extraction and microarray analysis. Whole DRG tissue was also included for transcriptome analysis to compare with purified neuronal populations.
Project description:Convergent and divergent effects of two ICD ERBB4 isoforms on gene expression in normal-like MCF10A mammary epithelial cells lacking endogeneous ERBB4 expression. Control vector (VEC) and ERBB4 expression MCF10A cells (ICD CYT1 or CYT2) maintained in regular medium containing 10% serum, were collected and RNA samples were collected and analyzed.
Project description:E18 embryonic rat cortical neurons cultured in vitro are infected with lentivirus expressing control or PHF6shRNA-2, and harvested 5 days after infection pLL3.7 lentivirus expressing control or PHF6shRNA-2 was generated in 293T cells and concentrated using ultracentrifuge. In vitro cultured cortical neurons were infected and RNA was harvested 5 days after infection. PHF6 knockdown was validated by QPCR before sample was processed for microarray analysis.
Project description:Transient transfection of activated Notch1 (Notch1-ICD) decreases cellular proliferation and reduces the expression of a subset of neuroendocrine genes. We used microarrays to identify the gene expression changes 48 hours after overexpression of Notch1-ICD. mSCLC cells transfected with Notch1-ICD-ires-GFP were FACS sorted for GFP+ cells 48 hours after transfection. RNA was then extracted and hybridized to Affymetrix GeneChip® Mouse Gene 2.0 ST array.
Project description:To clarify the functional properties of Cugbp1, we established the differentially expressed alternative exons in Cugbp1-silenced primary cortical neurons by using exon-sensitive microarray technology. We analyzed total RNA of primary motor neuron infected with lentivirus expressing shRNA against mouse Cugbp1 or control. RNA was harvested 11 days after transfection.
Project description:Expression profiling of L4 and L5 Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) in the spinal nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain. The goal of the study was to identify genes involved in neuropathic pain This series of samples comprises of contralateral and ipsilateral L4 and L5 DRG tissue collected 4 weeks after rats underwent a L5 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) or a sham operation with no L5 spinal nerve ligation. This defines 8 groups (i) contralateral L4 DRG from the sham cohort (n=5), (ii) ipsilateral L4 DRG from sham cohort (n=5), (iii) contralateral L4 DRG from SNL cohort (n=5), (iv) ipsilateral L4 DRG from the SNL chort (n=5), (v) contralateral L5 DRG from the sham cohort (n=5), (vi) ipsilateral L5 DRG from sham cohort (n=5), (vii) contralateral L5 DRG from SNL cohort (n=5), (viii) ipsilateral L5 DRG from the SNL cohort (n=5)