E-GEOD-9981 - Transcription profiling of mouse Tlx-positive neural stem cells isolated from 2-month-old male to investigate Tlx (nr2e1)-dependent gene expression in adult neural stem cells
Submitted on 19 December 2007, released on 13 January 2009, last updated on 2 May 2014
Tlx (nr2e1) is an orphan nuclear receptor that is highly expressed in proliferating neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult mouse forebrain. The goal was to identify Tlx-regulated genes in this specific cell population. Two populations of Tlx-positive neural stem cells were isolated from 2-month-old male mice based on a LacZ marker that was knocked into the Tlx locus. The first population, Tlx(f/Z;CreER), contains a floxed allele of Tlx (f), the LacZ marker (Z), and a CreER fusion transgene. Addition of tamoxifen (4OH-tamoxifen) into this NSC population leads to Cre-mediated deletion of the floxed allele of Tlx. The second NSC population, Tlx(f/Z), does not contain a CreER transgene; thus it does not respond to tamoxifen treatment and was used as a control. Experiment Overall Design: Total RNA samples from two biological replicates were collected at 36 hr or at 60 hr after tamoxifen or vehicle treatment. Total of 16 samples were used to analyze the global gene expression changes using Affymetrix chips.
transcription profiling by array, unknown experiment type