|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||12|
|Release date:||Dec 31 2009|
|Last update date:||Aug 23 2018|
|Dataset link||Sustained L-type Calcium Channel Blockade Alters Gene Regulation in the Adult Mouse Ventricle|
Female and male ICR mice (12-14 weeks age) weighing between 25 and 30 grams were anesthetized with a ketamine/xylazine mixture ( i.p.) allowing the subcutaneous implantation of miniosmotic pumps (Alzet, model 2001). The pumps were filled with either verapamil or vehicle (0.02% ascorbic acid). Control animals carried mini-pumps with vehicle and control animals were investigated in parallel with each set of experimental animals. Mini pumps delivered verapamil at 3.6 mg/kg/day for 24 (RNA)-48 (protein) hours. After treatment animals were anesthetized and weighed. Hearts were excised, rinsed, blotted dry, weighed, and then frozen on dry ice and the stored at -80oC until studied. Animals were anesthetized and euthanized according to animal protocols approved by the University of Kentucky Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. This investigation conforms with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals published by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH Publication NO. 85-23, revised 1996). Left ventricular free wall from female mice was rapidly excised and either snap frozen at -80oC or used immediately for RNA isolation. Three VER treated mice and 3 vehicle treated mice were used to generate RNA for microarray. Total RNA was isolated using the RNAqueous -4PCR kit (Ambion) and quantitated spectrophotometrically at 260nm. Contaminating genomic DNA was eliminated by DNase treatment (Ambion). RNA quality was assessed using the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer. Microarray data was obtained using the Affymetrix 430 V2 GeneChip (representing 45,101 probe sets), in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Elizabeth Anne Schroder