Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis, miRNA array analysis
Number of samples: 4
Release date: Jan 16 2015
Last update date: Apr 16 2015
Access: Public
Diseases: Infection
Genes: MARCH8
Dataset link Lenti-miR Library SW620, Pre vs Post Intrahepatic Selection

Experimental Protocol

To use an unbiased approach to identify regulators of colon cancer metastasis, we transduced a population of colon cancer cells, SW620, with a lenti-miR library comprising of 661 human miRNAs, such that each individual cells over-express a single miRNA. The heterogenous population is then injected into the liver of immunodeficient mice. We theorized that cells over-expressing miRNAs that modulate colon cancer metastais will have differential representation in the whole population compared to a reference pool of cells. miRNAs that suppressed colon cancer metastasis will be lost in the resulting pool, while miRNAs that promote metastasis will be over-represented compared to the reference pool. Replicate pools of cells were transduced and injected into mice. After a period of 3-5 weeks, liver nodules were taken out and processed for lenti-viral derived miRNA profiling (Post samples) and compared to the reference pool of cells that were not injected into the mice (Pre Samples). The changes in miRNA representation between cells that underwent liver colonization were analyzed.