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Boston University: Dataset Details, ID=GSE10390

Superfund Research Program

The Long-term Impacts of Early Life Exposure to Superfund Chemicals in Humans and Wildlife

Center Director: David H. Sherr
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995-2020
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Title: Sex-dependent and HNF4alpha-dependent Mouse Liver Gene Expression

Accession Number: GSE10390

Link to Dataset:

Repository: Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)

Data Type(s): Gene Expression

Experiment Type(s): Expression profiling by array

Organism(s): Mus musculus

Summary: A series of dual-channel gene expression profiles obtained using Rosetta/Agilent Whole Mouse Genome oligonucleotide microarrays, 4 x 44K format, was used to identify sex-dependent and HNF4alpha-dependent differences in gene expression in adult mouse liver. This series is comprised of four sex-genotype combinations: adult male wild-type liver (M-WT), adult female wild-type liver (F-WT), adult male liver-specific HNF4alpha knockout liver (M-KO) and adult female liver-specific HNF4alpha knockout liver (F-KO). Four pools, each comprised of 4 randomly selected individual liver RNAs, were prepared for each sex-genotype combination. The pools were paired randomly to generate 4 separate experimental comparisons: M-WT:F-WT (first array comparison), M-WT:M-KO (second array comparison), F-WT:F-KO (third array comparison), and M-KO:F-KO (fourth array comparison). A total of 4994 HNF4alpha-dependent genes were identified, of which ~1000 fewer genes responded to the loss of HNF4alpha in female liver as compared to male liver. Moreover, 90% of the genes showing sex-specific expression in the liver were shown to lose sex specificity in HNF4alpha-deficient liver.

Publication(s) associated with this dataset:
  • Holloway MG, Miles GD, Dombkowski AA, Waxman DJ. 2008. Liver-Specific Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-4α Deficiency: Greater Impact on Gene Expression in Male than in Female Mouse Liver. Mol Endocrinol 22(5):1274-1286. doi:10.1210/me.2007-0564 PMID:18276827 PMCID:PMC2366185
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