We performed a genome-wide analysis of gene expression in C. elegans to identify germline- and sex-regulated genes. Using mutants that cause defects in germ cell proliferation or gametogenesis, we identified sets of genes with germline-enriched expression in either hermaphrodites or males, or in both sexes. Additionally, we compared gene expression profiles between males and hermaphrodites lacking germline tissue to define genes with sex-biased expression in terminally differentiated somatic tis ...[more]
Project description:Identification of genes expressed in the germ line of C. elegans. This SuperSeries is composed of the following subsets: Direct comparison of fem-3(gf) vs fem-1(lf): GSE725: oocytes vs sperm Indirect comparisons between males and hermaphrodites with and without a germline: GSE715: glp-4 adults GSE716: glp-4 L2 GSE717: glp-4 L3 GSE718: glp-4 L4 GSE719: wt L2 GSE720: wt L3 GSE721: wt L4 GSE722: wt adults GSE723: adult males vs reference GSE724: no germline males vs reference Temporal analysis of wild-type larval and adult gene expression: GSE726: TP01 mid-L3 GSE727: TP02 late-L3 GSE728: TP03 late L3/early L4 GSE729: TP04 early L4 GSE730: TP05 late L4 GSE731: TP06 late L4/young adult GSE732: TP07 early young adult GSE733: TP08 late young adult GSE734: TP09 adult GSE735: TP10 adult with embs 1 GSE736: TP11 adult with emb 2 GSE737: TP12 adult with emb 3 Keywords: SuperSeries Refer to individual Series
Project description:To determine mRNA expression levels glp-4(bn2); let-7(wild-type) and glp-4(bn2); let-7(mn112) animals, RNA was purified from total worms collected at late L4 stage using TRI Reagent (MRC). Overall design: A total of 6 samples was analyzed (triplicates of glp-4(bn2); let-7(wild-type) and glp-4(bn2); let-7(mn112) animals respectively)
Project description:We used gene expression profiling to address several specific questions that arose in a study of repair of ultraviolet C radiation in C elegans, as well as to generate hypotheses regarding the possible mechanism(s) of decreased DNA repair observed in old adults in that study. This analysis was performed in order to analyze gene expression in the strain (JK1107) and experimental conditions that we used for our DNA repair studies. The supplementary file GSE4766_Resolver_all_data.txt includes Resolver generated fold-changes and p values based on ratios built in Rosetta Resolver as described in the Rosetta Biosoftware Technical Note (Lee Weng, 2004), Data processing and analysis methods in the Rosetta Resolver system (http://www.rosettabio.com/tech/default.htm). Keywords: C elegans, glp-1, age, nucleotide excision repair, ultraviolet radiation, DNA damage Overall design: Gene expression data for glp-1 (strain JK1107) nematodes were obtained by comparing mRNA expression level in replicate pools of 2000-3000 mixed-stage embryos, young (1-day) adults, and old (6-day) adults raised at 25ºC. Three replicate pools of embryo and young adult samples were analyzed, but only two replicate pools of 6-day adults were analyzed due to low RNA recovery.