Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis, miRNA array analysis
Number of samples: 9
Release date: Sep 3 2014
Last update date: Sep 3 2014
Access: Public
Dataset link Weight-reduction by low-fat diet cause differently-expressed circulating microRNAs in obese C57BL/6 mice

Experimental Protocol

C57BL/6 mice were purchased from BioLasco (Taipei, Taiwan). All housing conditions were maintained, and surgical procedures, including analgesia, were performed in an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)-accredited SPF facility according to national and institutional guidelines. In this experiment, eighteen C57BL/6 wild type male mice were randomly grouped into three subgroups (n=6 in each group): (1) Control: the control mice were fed ad libitum a standard AIN-76A (fat: 11.5 kcal%) diet for 12 wks; (2) DIO: the mice were fed ad libitum a 58 kcal% HFD (D12331; Research Diets Inc., New Brunswick, NJ) for 12 wks to induce obesity; (3) DIO+LFD: the mice fed ad libitum a 58 kcal% HFD (D12331) for 8 wks to induce obesity, then continued the feeding of 10.5 kcal% LFD (D 12329; Research Diets Inc.) for additional 4 wks. Weight measurements were performed on a weekly basis to for these three groups of mice. Evaluation of blood glucose levels was performed at the beginning and in the end of the experiment to confirm that the HFD-fed mice developed an obese and insulin resistant phenotype. After the end of experiment at 12w, all mice were killed. The abdominal WAT of each mice was removed and weighted. Paraffin-embedded abdominal WAT was sectioned at 5 μm and stained with hematoxylin and eosin to measure mean adipocyte area. A volume of 1 mL of whole blood was collected into a plain tube and allowed to clot for 1 hour. The sera samples were aliquoted after centrifugation at 3,000 × g for 10 minutes and stored at −80°C until further analysis.










Ching-Hua Hsieh