Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 187
Release date: Sep 5 2014
Last update date: Aug 16 2018
Access: Public
Diseases: Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
Dataset link The effect of freeze-thaw cycles on gene expression levels in lymphoblastoid cell lines

Experimental Protocol

We obtained unpurified buffy coats (of a unit of blood) from six unrelated healthy individuals of Caucasian ethnicity (age range: 20-45). We isolated CD20+ B cells and established six independent cultures of LCLs between October 2009 and January 2010. From each of these samples, we obtained genome wide gene expression data using Illumina HumanHT-12 v3 Expression BeadChip arrays. We refer to data from these experiments as “cycle 0” to acknowledge the fact that the LCLs from this cycle were newly established and therefore not frozen/thawed. Between February 2011 and October 2012, we thawed each of these LCL cultures every 3 months and cultured them until obtaining ~10 million cells (February 2011=cycle 1, June 2011=cycle 2, October 2011=cycle 3, February 2012=cycle 4, June 2012=cycle 5, and October 2012=cycle 6). We used Illumina HumanHT-12 v4 Expression BeadChip arrays and obtained genome wide gene expression data on cycle 2, cycle 4 and cycle 6 LCLs. At each hybridization batch we included a subset of RNA samples that were also hybridized in a previous batch. This allowed us to effectively consider the batch effect on gene expression profiles. Our final dataset included genome wide gene expression data from 187 samples collected at 4 different time points.