Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 4
Release date: Dec 31 2007
Last update date: Jul 6 2016
Access: Public
Chemicals: Ecdysone, Ecdysterone, Methoprene
Dataset link Whole body transcriptional response of female fruitflies to juvenile hormone

Experimental Protocol

To examine the transcriptional response of y, w flies to treatment with exogenous JH, we performed a microarray experiment on females treated with JH or solvent (control). Flies were grown on regular yeast diet, switched to no-yeast food within one hour of eclosion, and yeast-starved for 5 days posteclosion to lower their endogenous JH titer and to synchronize their physiology (cf. Tu and Tatar, 2003; Gershman et al., 2007). Subsequently, we anesthetized flies on ice and topically treated them with 0.1 ul of 187 mM JH III in acetone or with 0.1 ul 100% acetone (control) using a 1 ul Hamilton syringe with a repeating dispenser. 12 hours after hormone administration, samples were snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored at -80°C. RNA was isolated from samples (2 JH samples, 2 control samples, each with 30 females) by lysis, as described in Gershman et al. (2007). cDNA products were hybridized at the Brown University Genomics Core Facility to Affymetrix GeneChip Drosophila_1 Genome Arrays (2 replicate chips per treatment). The dataset consisted of 14,009 probe sets, with 6,142 probe sets annotated. Expression data were analyzed for significant over- or underrepresentation of gene ontology (GO) terms with the web application FatiGO (Al-Shahrour et al., 2004), using a two-fold change criterion. To test whether JH treatment significantly suppresses expression of AMPs we used t-tests implemented in JMP IN 5.1.










Andreas Heyland