Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 9
Release date: Jul 15 2011
Last update date: Aug 23 2018
Access: Public
Diseases: Brain Neoplasms, Melanoma, Neoplasms
Dataset link Gene expression profiles of mouse sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in xenotransplanted and non tumor bearing CB17 SCID.

Experimental Protocol

To analyze gene expression in mouse SLNs of human M24met tumor bearing animals as compared to tumor free control animals, SLNs were taken at different time points and analyzed for the presence of human M24met to classify SLNs into control, negative, macro metastatic SLN. Briefly, explanted SLNs were stored in RNA later (Ambion, Austin, TX) and DNA as well as RNA was extracted using AllPrep DNA/RNA Mini Kit and RNeasy Micro Kit (Qiagen, Valencia, CA) according to manufacturer’s instructions. To detect human cells in mouse SLNs we used a polymerase chain reaction method for the detection of a human-specific 850-bp fragment of the alpha-satellite DNA on human chromosome 17. For analysis of gene expression RNA from control SLN from tumor free animals (control), RNA from tumor negative SLN (negative), and RNA from macro metastatic SLN (positive) from tumor bearing animals was used to analyze gene expression on Mouse Genome 430A 2.0 Arrays (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA)