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Title: Ventral striatal responses to reduced food intake in healthy animals and rats bearing small tumors      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA123811
description:
Anorexia is frequently observed during cancer and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Our previous work has shown the presence of transcription factors in the ventral striatum of anorectic tumor-bearing rats. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to assess expression of neuropeptides, neurotransmitter-synthesizing enzymes and receptors in this structure. Morris hepatoma 7777 cells injected subcutaneously in Buffalo rats provoked a 15% reduction in food intake and 10% lower body weight when the tumor represented 1-2% of body mass. Mircorarrays and real-time PCR revealed increased ventral striatal prostaglandin D synthase expression in food-restricted animals compared to anorectic tumor-bearing rats. These findings indicate that reduced ventral striatal prostaglandin D synthesis underlies cancer-associated anorexia. Overall design: A pool of cDNA for each experimental group containing an equal amount of cDNA of each individual (n5-8) was used for in vitro transcription to yield multiple copies of amino-allyl-modified antisense RNA (aRNA) using amino-allyl-labeled UTP (Ambion, Austin, TX, USA). Subsequently, aimine groups of the fluorescent Cy3 or Cy5 dyes (Amersham Biosciences, GE Healthcare, Munich, Germany ) were coupled to the a RNA amino allyl groups following manufacturer’s instructions. Gene expression profiles were examined using Agilent whole rat genome aRNA microarrays (G4131a, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA) using 0.75 μg of Cy3-labelled RNA and 0.75 μg of Cy5-labelled RNA. A dye-swap chip was included for each comparison to control for differences in dye incorporation.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA123811
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ID:
pmid:21334429
dateReleased:
04-10-2010
name:
Rattus norvegicus
ncbiID:
ncbitax:10116
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject