Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 10
Release date: Aug 1 2009
Last update date: Mar 21 2012
Access: Public
Diseases: Callosities, Metabolic Diseases
Chemicals: Amino Acids, Corn Oil, Progesterone
Dataset link Discovery of candidate genes and pathways in the endometrium regulating ovine blastocyst growth and conceptus elongation

Experimental Protocol

Ewes were mated at estrus to intact Suffolk rams and then assigned randomly to receive daily intramuscular (i.m.) injections from days 1.5 to 9 of either corn oil vehicle (CO) or 25 mg progesterone (P4) (Sigma Chemical Co., St. Louis, MO) in CO vehicle, and hysterectomized on either day 9 or day 12 of pregnancy (n=5 per day and treatment). Microarray hybridization was conducted with a bovine whole genome spotted oligonucleotide array. This 24,000-element array was developed by the Bovine Oligo Microarray Consortium at the University of Missouri in collaboration with Texas A&M University and Iowa State University. The array includes 16,846 probes designed from expressed sequence tags (ESTs) that were aligned to homologous vertebrate proteins and to the 6X bovine genome assembly. The probe set was supplemented with oligos designed from 703 predicted RefSeq genes, and 5943 reproductive tissue ESTs. A link to probe sequences and annotations is available at The annotation included assigning a human gene symbol based on homology using BLAST. The oligos were synthesized by Illumina and spotted onto aminosilane-coated glass slides by Dr. David Galbraith's laboratory at the University of Arizona ( Hybridizations were performed with the Genisphere Array 350 kit (Genisphere Inc., Hatfield, PA) using dual channel design with dye-swapping. Preparation of cDNA was performed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Briefly, endometrial total RNA (9 µg) from each ewe (n=5 per day and treatment) was reverse-transcribed with Superscript II (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA) with the Genisphere oligo d(T) primer containing a capture sequence for the Cy3 or Cy5 labeling reagents. Each cDNA sample containing the capture sequence for the Cy3 or Cy5 label was co-hybridized with a cDNA sample from the opposite treatment for direct comparison of differences between treatments.










Thomas Spencer