Project description:The goal of this study is to examine the effect of EIF5A knockdown on the MCF-7 transcriptome. Overall design: MCF-7 total RNA profiles upon siRNA-mediated knockdown of EIF5A or using a control siRNA (siCTRL) were generated by deep sequencing, in triplicate, using the Illumina TruSeq kit (RPHMR12126). Library products were sequenced on the Illumina NextSeq500 platform.
Project description:The goal of this study is to examine the effect of DRAIC knockdown on the MCF-7 transcriptome. Overall design: MCF-7 total RNA profiles upon siRNA-mediated knockdown of DRAIC or using a control siRNA (siCTRL) were generated by deep sequencing, in triplicate, using the Illumina TruSeq kit (RPHMR12126). Library products were sequenced on the Illumina NextSeq500 platform.
Project description:We employed next generation sequencing to examine whether knocking down the steroid receptor RNA activator (SRA) gene significantly affect the expression levels of certain genes in MCF-7 cells. MCF-7 cells were transfected with either a pool of four non-target control siRNAs or a pool of four SRA siRNAs for 32 hrs. 157 million reads were generated from triplicate samples of the control group; 151 million reads were generated from triplicate samples of the SRA knockdown group. Six genes were identified as significantly changed in the expression levels with the cutoff of q value ≤ 0.05, fold change ≤ 0.5 or ≥ 2, and reads per kilobase per million mapped reads (RPKM) ≥ 1. However, except for SRA itself, the other five genes were shown by real-time PCR to be only affected by one siRNA in the SRA siRNA pool. Further analysis of this dataset with different cuttoff setting may reveal true SRA-regulated genes in MCF-7. MCF-7 cells were cultured in high glucose DMEM with 10% fetal bovine serum, 2 mM Glutamax-1, 100 units/ml penicillin and 100 μg/ml streptomycin. ON-TARGETplus SMARTpool for human SRA (Thermo Scientific, L-027192-00-0005) was used to knockdown SRA (siSRA) and ON-TARGETplus Non-targeting Pool Thermo Scientific, D-001810-10-05) was used as a negative control (siCtrl). A total of 25 nM siRNA was transfected in 6-well dishes using Lipofectamine™ RNAiMAX Reagent (Life Technologies, Invitrogen) following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Polyadenylated RNA was purified from the cells 32 hrs after transfection. cDNA libraries were prepared and double-stranded cDNA was fragmented using DNase I according to Illumina specifications, prior to adaptor ligation. Sequencing libraries were amplified and sequenced using an Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencer.
Project description:To identify transcripts altered upon LIN-41 knockdown, we transfected either a control siRNA or one of two different LIN-41 siRNAs into human embryonic stem cells and collected total RNA 72 hours after transfection. We compared transcript levels between control siRNA or LIN-41 siRNA treated cells.
Project description:We investigated the functions/pathways affected by SPEN knockdown in breast cancer by global expression profiling in a cell model, where the human breast cancer cell line, MCF-7, were transfected with an shRNA targeting SPEN mRNA.
Project description:Homologous recombination-mediated DNA repair deficiency (HRD) predisposes to cancer development, but also provides therapeutic opportunities. Here, we identified an HRD gene signature that robustly predicted HRD status. Unexpectedly, concurrent loss of PTEN in BRCA1-deficient cells might extensively rewire the HR repair network and confer resistance to PARP inhibitor, partially through over-expression of TTK. We used the HRD gene signature as a drug discovery tool and found several PARP-inhibitor-synergizing agents through the connectivity map. Thus gene expression profiling can be used to define the functional status of the HR repair network providing prognostic and therapeutic information. Various shRNAs that target genes involved in homologous recombination (HR) were transfected in MCF-10A non-transformed breast cells lines. Stable HR gene knockdown MCF-10A cells were seeded 200000 at 10 cm plate. Cells were harvested after 48 hours culturing and used for gene expression profiling. The shRNAs that target PTEN or BRCA1 genes were transfected in MCF-10A non-transformed breast cell line by lentiviral particles. Stable BRCA1 and PTEN knockdown MCF-10A cells were selected. Scrambled control shRNA-transfected MCF-10A cells were applying as control. All knockdown and control MCF-10A cells were seeded with 2 x 10^5 cells at 10 cm culture plate. Cells were cultured in MCF-10A medium and harvested after 48 hours culturing. mRNA was extracted from collected cells and performing gene expression profiling. Four biological replicates were applied. Four biological replicates were applied.
Project description:The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that upon activation by the toxicant 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) stimulates gene expression and toxicity. AHR is also important for normal mouse physiology and may play a role in cancer progression in the absence of environmental toxicants. The objective of this report was to identify AHR-dependent genes (ADGs) whose expression is regulated by AHR in the absence of toxicants. RNA-Seq analysis revealed that AHR regulated the expression of over 600 genes at an FDR<10% in MCF-7 breast cancer cells upon knockdown with short interfering RNA. Pathway analysis revealed that a significant number of ADGs were components of TCDD and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) pathways. We also demonstrated that siRNA knockdown of AHR modulated TNF induction of MNSOD and cytotoxicity in MCF-7 cells. Collectively, the major new findings of this report are: (1) endogenous AHR promotes the expression of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes even in the absence of toxicants and drugs, (2) AHR by modulating the basal expression of a large fraction of TNF target genes may prime them for TNF stimulation and (3) AHR is required for TNF induction of MNSOD and the cellular response to cytotoxicity in MCF-7 cells. This latter result provides a potentially new role for AHR in MCF-7 cancer progression as a mediator of TNF and antioxidant responses.
Project description:KDM5A/LSD1 is an important epigenetic regulator in medulloblastoma, the most frequent brain tumor of childhood. Here, the response of ONS76 medulloblastoma cells upon siRNA-mediated knockdown of KDM5A is analysed. The expression profile of ONS76 cells upon KDM5A knockdown was compared to mock control. Both conditions were run in triplicate.