E-MTAB-5790 - Microarray of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded uninvolved terminal ileal tissue obtained from ileo-colic resection surgeries of Crohn’s disease and control patients
Submitted on 5 May 2011, last updated on 21 May 2018, released on 22 May 2018
The interpretation of transcriptional profiling studies of intestinal tissue from Crohn’s disease patients and control patients can be confounded by differing proportions of cell subsets (e.g. immune cells) present in these samples. In this study, we aimed to control for cellular composition using standard, archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens from Crohn’s patients (n=36) and controls (n=32) who underwent intestinal resection surgery. This approach allowed us to use the same tissue specimens for histological screening to select study samples with similar cellular composition and for RNA extraction for RNA-seq transcriptional profiling. We hypothesized that this approach would allow us to more clearly identify molecular signatures in ileal tissue that were associated with Crohn’s disease-associated pathological mechanisms.
transcription profiling by array, case control design, disease state design
Abnormal Small Intestinal Epithelial Microvilli in Patients With Crohn’s Disease. Kelli L. VanDussen, Aleksandar Stojmirovi´c, Katherine Li, Ta-Chiang Liu, Patrick K. Kimes, Brian D. Muegge, Katherine F. Simpson, Matthew A. Ciorba, Jacqueline G. Perrigoue, Joshua R. Friedman, Jennifer E. Towne, Richard D. Head, Thaddeus S. Stappenbeck. Gastroenterology (2018)