E-GEOD-11334 - Transcription profiling of rat neuronal progenitors obtained at embryonic day 11 (E11), E12 and E13 identifies an miRNA Regulatory network at the onset of rat neurogenesis

Submitted on 4 May 2008, released on 13 January 2009, last updated on 10 June 2011
Rattus norvegicus
Samples (15)
Array (1)
Protocols (2)
Cortical development is a complex process involving the generation of neuronal progenitors, which proliferate and migrate to form the stratified layers of the maturing cortex. To identify microRNAs (miRNAs) and genes that may be important during early cortical development, we analyzed the expression profiles of rat neuronal progenitors obtained at embryonic day 11 (E11), E12 and E13 using microarrays. Neuronal progenitors were purified from telencephalic dissociates with a positive-selection strategy using surface labeling tetanus-toxin and cholera-toxin and fluorescence-activated cell sorting. We identified classes of miRNAs and mRNAs that were up-regulated or down-regulated in these neuronal progenitors as cortical development progressed from E11 to E13. We present data that supports a regulatory role for miRNAs during the transition from neuronal progenitors into differentiating cortical neurons. Experiment Overall Design: Flow cytometry was used to isolate tetanus toxin+ and cholera toxin+ neuronal progenitors from embryonic days 11, 12 and 13 rat telencephalon. 4 biological replicates were obtained for each group using a pooled litters for each biological replicate on different prepararation days
Experiment types
transcription profiling by array, unknown experiment type
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-11334.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-11334.sdrf.txt
Processed data (1)E-GEOD-11334.processed.1.zip
Array designA-AFFY-43.adf.txt