|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||429|
|Release date:||May 25 2010|
|Last update date:||Mar 20 2012|
|Dataset link||Gene expression profiling of 22 inbred parental strains|
RNA preparation and array hybridizations were performed at Rosetta Inpharmatics. The custom ink-jet microarrays were manufactured by Agilent Technologies (Palo Alto, CA). A custom array was designed for this study and consisted of 39,280 non-control oligonuceotides extracted from the mouse Unigene clusters and combined with RefSeq sequences and RIKEN full-length cDNA clones. Mouse liver tissues were homogenized and total RNA extracted using Trizol reagent (Invitrogen, CA) according to manufacturer’s protocol. Three µg of total RNA was reverse transcribed and labeled with either Cy3 or Cy5 fluorochrome. Labeled complementary RNA (cRNA) from each animal was hybridized against a cross-specific pool of labeled cRNAs constructed from equal aliquots of RNA from representative animals for each strain. The hybridizations were performed in fluor reversal for 24 hours in a hybridization chamber, washed, and scanned using a confocal laser scanner. Arrays were quantified on the basis of spot intensity relative to background, adjusted for experimental variation between arrays using average intensity over multiple channels, and fitted to a previously described error model to determine significance23 (type I error).