Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 12
Release date: Jun 21 2006
Last update date: Dec 6 2012
Access: Public
Dataset link Genome-wide expression profile in rat model of renal isografts from brain dead donors

Experimental Protocol

Inbred male Lewis rats were used for these experiments as recipients and donors. The left kidney was transplanted orthotopically by end-to-end anastomosis. The contralateral right kidney was removed at the time of transplantation. The time of operative ischemia for transplantation was 30 min, which did not vary between animals. Donor animals were divided into two groups. The experimental group received kidneys from BD rats, while kidneys from living donors were used in the control group. Brain death was produced by gradually increasing the intracranial pressure that led to brain stem herniation. The rats were mechanically ventilated for a period of 6 hours. We compared the gene expression profiles of renal isografts from BD donors and grafts from living donors using a high-density oligonucleotide microarray that contained approximately 20,500 genes. For DNA microarray experiments, 200 ng aliquots of total RNA were labeled using the Agilent Low RNA Input Fluorescent Linear Amplification Kit (Agilent Technologies Product) according to the manufacturer's instructions. RNA purified from each kidney graft was used for microarray analysis (Cy3-labeled), with pooled RNA derived from normal kidneys as a template control (Cy5-labeled). After checking the labeling efficiency, 1u­g aliquots of Cy5-labeled normal control RNA and Cy3-labeled RNA from individual grafts (control 0 hour, 1 hour, BD 0 hour, BD 1 hour, n=3/group) were mixed, and then hybridized to Agilent Rat Oligo Microarrays (Product No. G4130A). After washing, the microarray slides were analyzed with an Agilent Microarray scanner and software (scanner model G2565BA). Data analysis was performed using Agilent Feature Extraction software (Ver. A.7.1.1), and Excel 2003 (Microsoft). The data were imported into GeneSpring 7.0 (Silicon Genetics, Redwood City, CA), with per spot, per chip, and intensity dependent (lowess) normalization being applied for each array. The ratio of the normalized channels (Cy3/Cy5) was used to assess the level of expression.










Mamoru Kusaka