Journal Article

Differential Profiles of Genes Expressed in Neonatal Brain of 129X1/SvJ and C57BL/6J Mice: A Database to Aid in Analyzing DNA Microarrays using Nonisogenic Gene-targeted Mice

Yoshiharu Suzuki and Manabu Nakayama

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 10, issue 6, pages 263-275
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI:

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Strain-specific differences in gene expression have been observed among various inbred mouse strains. Two strains that are commonly used in gene-targeting research today are the 129 substrains, which are used to produce ES cell lines, and C57BL/6J, which is used for the extensive backcrosses required to produce isogenic knockout mice. When F2 nonisogenic littermates are assessed using DNA microarrays, one must determine whether the expression profiles obtained resulted either from specific alteration(s) induced by the targeted gene mutation or from gene expression differences related to the genetic background of the parent mouse strains. In the present study, we report the differential expression profile of genes expressed in neonatal brains and adult spleen and liver of 129X1/SvJ and C57BL/6J strains of mice. These comprehensive profiles were assessed using two types of Agilent Mouse Oligo Microarrays (development and standard) and were compiled into a publicly available database. Researchers can use this database to determine whether their microarray findings represent strain-specific differences in gene expression by comparing their data with those cataloged in our database. This database is useful for effectively analyzing DNA microarray data from nonisogenic littermates, and would help researchers avoid time-consuming backcrosses and confirmatory experiments requiring the use of many mice.

Keywords: KIAA1392; KIAA1675; 2610204K14Rik; 1810037I17Rik; H3107H05-3

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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