Mountain View
biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem
help Advanced Search
Title: Gene Expression Changes in a Tumor Xenograft by a Py-Im Polyamide      
dateReleased:
10-02-2012
description:
Gene regulation by DNA binding small molecules could have important therapeutic applications. This study reports the investigation of a DNA-binding pyrrole-imidazole polyamide targeted to bind the DNA sequence 5’-WGGWWW-3’ with reference to its potency in a subcutaneous xenograft tumor model. The molecule is capable of trafficking to the tumor site following subcutaneous injection and modulates transcription of select genes in vivo. A FITC-labeled analogue of this polyamide can be detected in tumor-derived cells by confocal microscopy. RNA deep sequencing (RNA-seq) of tumor tissue allowed the identification of further affected genes, a representative panel of which were interrogated by qRT-PCR and correlated with cell culture expression levels. Xenografts. Grafting with A549-luc-C8. Experiments were performed in female SCID-beige mice (Charles River) between 8 and 12 weeks of age. Cells were injected into the left flank area of the animals as suspensions of 25 x 106 mL-1 in RPMI, 200 µL per injection. Treatment and tumor proliferation monitoring. Mice were treated following the schedule delineated in treatment protocol. Tumor proliferation was monitored using the XENOGEN imaging device. The animals were anesthetized with 2 5 % isoflurane and subsequently transferred to the imaging chamber, whereupon the isoflurane levels were reduced to 1-2.5 %. The floor of the imager was heated to +37 ºC to avoid hypothermia. Breathing frequency was monitored and not allowed to drop below 1 s-1, adjusting the isoflurane levels accordingly at all times. Endpoint criteria and euthanasia. Animal endpoint criteria encompassed weight loss of over 15 %, restriction of motor function by the engrafted tumor, dehydration of over 10 % and moribund behavior. Where appropriate, the animals were euthanized by asphyxiation in a CO2 chamber. Tumor tissue harvest. Animals were resected and tumors excised using standard forceps, scissors and surgical blades. The tumors were combined into one sample per condition and mechanically sheared in TRIZOL, employing a specialized device (tissue tearer, model 985370). Total RNA workup was performed following the standard TRIZOL procedure, followed by a DNAse digest.
privacy:
not applicable
aggregation:
instance of dataset
ID:
E-GEOD-40218
refinement:
raw
alternateIdentifiers:
40218
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
11-06-2012
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-40218/E-GEOD-40218.raw.1.zip
storedIn:
ArrayExpress
qualifier:
gzip compressed
format:
TXT
accessType:
download
authentication:
none
authorization:
none
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-40218/E-GEOD-40218.processed.1.zip
storedIn:
ArrayExpress
qualifier:
gzip compressed
format:
TXT
accessType:
download
authentication:
none
authorization:
none
accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE40218
storedIn:
Gene Expression Omnibus
qualifier:
not compressed
format:
HTML
accessType:
landing page
primary:
true
authentication:
none
authorization:
none
abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

Feedback?

If you are having problems using our tools, or if you would just like to send us some feedback, please post your questions on GitHub.