Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 5
Release date: Mar 30 2012
Last update date: Jul 31 2017
Access: Public
Diseases: Hyperglycemia
Dataset link Role of IGFBP-3 in the Regulation of β-Cell Mass during Obesity: Adipose Tissue/ β-Cell Cross Talk

Experimental Protocol

Adult male Wistar rats (Charles River Laboratories, Wilmington, MA), 7 wk old (weighing 225–250 g), were caged individually in a 12-h light, 12-h dark cycle in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. Animals were divided into two dietary sets for 30 days. One group was fed with standard chow diet (supplying 8% of calories as fat; type AO4 from Panlab, Barcelona, Spain). The second group was fed with a cafeteria diet (66% of calories as fat), as previously described (Endocrinology 146:4362–4369, 2005). Adipose tissue from the mesenteric surrounding the pancreas (pMES), was excised, weighed, cut, and rapidly frozen in liquid nitrogen for RNA isolation. Ten micrograms of total RNA from pMES adipose tissue were converted into cRNA, biotinylated, fragmented, and hybridized to GeneChip Rat Genome 230 2.0 (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA). Five microarrays were hybridized, three with independent samples coming from rats fed with standard chow (lean group) and two with independent samples coming from rats fed with the cafeteria diet (obese group).










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