|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||36|
|Release date:||Dec 18 2013|
|Last update date:||Mar 21 2014|
|Dataset link||Dynamic Chromatin Modification Sustains Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition following Inducible Expression of Snail-1 (gene expression)|
To generate a potent reversible EMT-inducing stimulus, we created a Snail-1 retroviral expression construct, using a fused estrogen receptor (ER) response element to mediate regulation by exogenous 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen (4-OHT). Since Snail-1 protein stability and nuclear localization are suppressed by GSK3-beta-mediated phosphorylation, we substituted the six targeted amino acids (ER-Snail-1(6SA)), thus conferring constitutive activity to the induced protein (Zhou et al., 2004, Pubmed ID 15448698). Infection of non-transformed, immortalized human mammary epithelial MCF10A cells with ER-Snail-1(6SA), followed by treatment with 4-OHT, triggered morphological and biomarker characteristics of EMT. At 3, 6, 12, 24, 72 and 120 hours after beginning exposure to 4-OHT in ethanol (or, for controls, ethanol only) we extracted RNA and did gene expression analysis using microarrays. We perfomed three replicates of each.
Ben S. Wittner
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