Publications (2)1.61 Total impact
Article: Large scale of identification of differentially expressed genes in the regenerating rat liver after SISPH.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Extensive gene expression analysis was carried out after a 0, 4, 36, 72, 96 h short interval successive partial hepatectomy (SISPH) was performed. A total of 185 elements were identified as differing by more than two-fold in their expression levels at one or more time points. Of these 185 elements, 103 were up-regulated, 82 were down-regulated and 86 elements were unreported genes. Quite a few genes were previously unknown to be involved in liver regeneration (LR). Using cluster and general analysis, we found that the genes at five time points of the SISPH share eight different types of different expression profiles and eight distinct temporal induction or suppression patterns. A comparison of the gene expression in SISPH with that after PH found that 41 genes were specifically altered in SISPH, and 144 genes were simultaneously up-regulated or down-regulated in SISPH and after PH, but they were present in different amounts at the different time points. The conclusions are that (i) microarrays combined with suppressive subtractive hybridization (SSH) can effectively identify genes involved in LR on a large scale; (ii) more genes were up-regulated than down-regulated; (iii) there are fewer abundantly expressed genes than those with increased levels of 2-5 fold.Science in China Series C Life Sciences 01/2006; 48(6):624-35. · 1.61 Impact Factor
Article: Identification and characterization of 177 unreported genes associated with liver regeneration.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The mammalian liver has a very strong regeneration capacity after partial hepatectomy (PH). To further learn the genes participating in the liver regeneration (LR), 551 cDNAs selected from subtracted cDNA libraries of the regenerating rat liver were screened by microarray, and their expression profiles were studied by cluster and generalization analyses. Among them, 177 genes were identified unreported and up- or down-regulated more than twofold at one or more time points after PH, of which 62 genes were down-regulated to less than 0.5; 99 genes were up-regulated to 2-10 folds, and 16 genes were either up- or down-regulated at different time points during LR. By using BLAST and GENSCAN, these genes were located on responsible chromosomes with 131 genes on the long arms of the chromosomes. The cluster and generalization analyses showed that the gene expression profiles are similar in 2 and 4, 12 and 16, 96 and 144 h respectively after PH, suggesting that the actions of the genes expressed in the same profiles are similar, and those expressed in different profiles have less similarity. However, the types, characteristics and functions of the 177 genes remain to be further studied.Genomics Proteomics & Bioinformatics 06/2004; 2(2):109-18.