Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 24
Release date: Nov 23 2011
Last update date: Mar 23 2012
Access: Public
Diseases: Tooth, Impacted
Dataset link Neurotoxicogenomic investigations to assess mechanisms of action of the munitions constituents RDX and 2,6-DNT in Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) (part 7 of 10)

Experimental Protocol

Northern Bobwhite 14 Day RDX High Dose Exposure, Brain Tissue Investigation (High Laser Intensity Scan): Juvenile male and female Northern bobwhite (12 weeks of age) were dosed with RDX by daily gavage (0, 20, 80, 125, or 180 mg/kg/day). Each treatment group included seven birds (at least three of each sex per treatment). All RDX doses in the 14-day high-dose experiment elicited seizures within 3 days of experiment initiation (Johnson et al., 2007). Microarray experiments were conducted using a balanced interwoven-loop design using Cyanine-3 (Cy3) and A647. This experiment investigated the 14-day RDX high-dose exposure. All RDX-dosed quail accumulated ~20 mg/kg RDX in brain tissues (Johnson et al., 2007) and exhibited seizures. Transcript expression was compared among three male and three female controls versus three male and three female RDX-seized quail incorporating two dye swaps per biological replicate totaling 24 microarrays. Hybridizations included four technical replicates and two dye swaps per biological replicate resulting in a total of 24 micorarrays assayed. To broaden signal detection, each microarray was scanned at high and low laser power to resolve low-intensity spots and reduce signal saturation, respectively (Skibbe et al., 2006). This dataset represents the High Intensity Scan.










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