Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 24
Release date: Aug 27 2008
Last update date: Mar 19 2012
Access: Public
Diseases: Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Defects, Congenital, Stroke
Chemicals: Cholesterol, Choline, Folic Acid, Homocysteine
Dataset link Dietary folate depletion and repletion in C57BL/6J mice, ApoE knockout mice, and choline supplemented C57BL/6J mice

Experimental Protocol

Six-week old female C57BL/6J and B6.129P2-Apoetm1Unc/J (Piedrahita et al. 1992) mice were purchased from the Jackson Laboratory. All mice were raised on a control diet containing four ppm folic acid (Basal Diet 5755, TestDiet) for one week before the start of studies. Mice were then placed on folic acid deficient diet (58C3, TestDiet) containing 1% succinylsulfathiazole, a non-absorbable antibiotic commonly used to suppress folate production by bacteria in the intestine, for 14 days. A subset of these mice were placed back on control diet for 7 days after 14 day depletion. There were three groups of mice that underwent folic acid depletion and repletion. ApoE knockout mice on C57BL/6J background, C57BL/6J mice supplemented with 25mM choline and 50mM saccharine in drinking water, and C57BL/6J mice supplemented with 50mM saccharine. Saccharine was used to reduce the bitter taste of choline in the drinking water. We also had C57BL/6J mice on the control diet for 14 days and 21 days. These mice served as controls for treated mice from each time point during hybridization. The folate level in the control diet for this study was significantly lower than the previous study (GSE9242) due to greater loss of folic acid by irradiation of the diet. There were eight replicate mice per treatment group per folic acid perturbation protocol. An equal amount (by weight) of liver tissue from eight replicate mice was separated into two pools of four replicate tissues each. Pooled RNA from treated mice and pooled RNA from control mice for each time point were aminoallyl labeled with Cy3 and Cy5 in duplicate with reversing of dyes.