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E-GEOD-45021 - Real-time quantitative PCR analysis of rat diaphragm before and after acute cervical spinal cord injury

Released on 18 December 2013, last updated on 11 June 2014
Rattus norvegicus
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Male Sprague Dawley adult rats were subjected to a cervical hemisection at C2 (C2HS). Costal diaphragm (both ipsilesional and contralesional sides) were assessed under control conditions (sham surgery) and at 1 and 7 days post-C2HS. We used SA Biosciences Rat Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease RT2 Profiler PCR Array to quantitate gene expression of muscle atrophy and regeneration-relevant genes from the uninjured and injured tissues on the indicated sides and at the indicated timepoints post-lesion. qPCR gene expression profiling. Tissue was derived from the costal diaphragm from control animals, and from contralesional and ipsilesional sides at days 1 and 7 post-lesion. RNA was extracted from flash-frozen tissue (TRIzol reagent) and quantitated via spectrophotometry. Equal amount total RNA from each donor was pooled prior to gene expression analysis. N=3 or 4 rats per condition. Four genes in the array study appeared to undergo unphysiologic increases in expression following SCI: Mmp9, Leptin, activin A and alpha actinin. For these genes, expression levels in control tissue were detectable but extremely low, thus fold-increases following SCI are numerically exaggerated. Therefore, we cannot explicitly comment on the physiologic scale of this response
Experiment type
transcription profiling by RT-PCR 
Heather H Ross <>, A R Judge, B J Dougherty, D D Fuller, H H Ross, K Z Lee, L C Gill
Rapid diaphragm atrophy following cervical spinal cord hemisection. Gill LC, Ross HH, Lee KZ, Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Dougherty BJ, Judge AR, Fuller DD. , PMID:24341999
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-45021.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-45021.sdrf.txt
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Array designA-GEOD-16779.adf.txt