Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 16
Release date: Aug 29 2005
Last update date: Aug 10 2018
Access: Public
Taxon: Homo sapiens
Dataset link Profile of cultured skin substitute relative to constituent keratinocytes and fibroblasts and in relation to normal skin

Experimental Protocol

The sample series consists of native human skin (NHS) samples isolated from female donors undergoing reduction mammoplasty (breast skin) or abdominoplasty (abdomen skin). Skin samples from donors that were used to establish cultures of fibroblasts (CF) and keratinocytes (CK) were assigned donor numbers in the order they were processed in the laboratory, for example: 633, 634, etc. An additional human skin sample (C-1-Ref) was used only to make RNA as a standard control, and was therefore not assigned a donor number. Cultured skin substitutes (CSS) were prepared using isogenic CF and CK from each donor, and were cultured for 2 weeks in vitro to permit development of a stratified and cornified epidermal layer (confirmed by histology). For microarray analysis, RNA was isolated from intact NHS, from CF and CK in monolayer cultures, and from CSS. Samples are labeled indicating the sample type and donor number; for example, "CF633" represents cultured fibroblasts from donor 633. To control for variation between individuals, four donors (= biological replicates) were used for each sample type: NHS, CF, CK, and CSS. Efforts were made to have complete sets of 4 samples from each donor, but intact RNA was not obtainable from 2 of the NHS samples (donors 634 and 651); these were replaced with NHS RNA from similar donors (donors C-1-Ref and 636). To check the fidelity of the microarray analysis, 2 of the RNA samples (CK639 and CSS651) were analyzed in duplicate (= technical replicates)










Bruce Aronow
Bruce J. Aronow