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1 1 DNA microarrays Affymetrix chips: 25-mers, 20 per mRNA sequence (to average out different hybridization efficiencies) Oligonucleotides synthesized in place using photolithography (light +/- masks) Grown sequences

2 2 Nimblegen: addressable micro-mirrors to deprotect small spots of growing DNA Typical size: 60-mers Typical length = 60 nts

3 3 Resolution: 60 nt probes 30 nt overlapping windows Tiling arrays

4 4 A type IIs restriction enzyme cuts outside its recognition sequences 10 BsmFI GGGACNNNNNNNNNN / NNNNNNN CCCTGNNNNNNNNNNNNNN / NNNN 14

5 5 Painless Gene Expression Profiling: SAGE (Serial Analysis of Gene Expression) Chan Ho Song & Michelle Wyse Graphics: Jiang Long With the advent of the human genome project, a vast amount of information about genes and gene structure is suddenly at our fingertips. But this information is limited. Every cell within an organism has the same genetic composition (with the exception of its gametes), and yet, obviously skin tissue is very different from nervous tissue. The DNA sequence cannot provide information about these differences, which represent the next level of complexity and organization within an organism: DNA expression. Cells within a multicellular organism, such as ourselves, specialize to perform specific functions to increase the efficiency of the organism. Nerve cells, or neurons, express neuron-specific proteins that allow it to perform neuron duties. Skin, or epithelial cells, have their own specific proteins that enable their protective functioning. Both neuron and epithelial cell have the genes encoding for neural- and epithelial-specific proteins, but each cell only expresses the genes that it requires, and not other tissue-specific genes (Figure 1). In this way, a given DNA sequence only provides information about what could be, not what actually is.Figure 1 Figure 1. Differential gene expression is responsible for the morphology of different cells. All cells within an organism have the same DNA, but not all genes are expressed. An epithelial cell will express only genes specific to skin, whereas a neuron will express genes necessary for its development. W h a t E x a c t l y i s D N A E x p r e s s i o n ? D N A e x p r e s s i o n r e f e r s t o t h e s t u d y o f h o w s p e c if i c g e n e s a r e t r a n s c r i b e d a t a g i v e n p o i n t i n ti m e i n a g i v e n c e ll. A g e n e i s t r a n s c r i b e d i n t o a m e s s e n g e r R N A ( m R N A ) t r a n s c r i p t w h e n t h e p r o t e i n t h a t i s e n c o d e d b y t h e g e n e i s r e q u i r e d b y t h e c e ll. T h i s o c c u r s b e c a u s e D N A l o c a t e d i n t h e n u c l e u s, b u t a ll o f t h e m a c h i n e r y n e c e s s a r y f o r t r a n s l a ti o n, o r p r o d u c i n g p r o t e i n s, r e s i d e s i n t h e c y t o p l a s m. T h e c e ll r e s o l v e s t h i s p r o b l e m b y c r e a ti n g a c o p y o f t h e g e n e ( m R N A ) t h a t i s c a p a b l e o f e n t e r i n g t h e c y t o p l a s m t h r o u g h t h e n u c l e a r p o r e s. B y e x a m i n i n g w h i c h t r a n s c r i p t s a r e p r e s e n t i n a c e ll, it i s p o s s i b l e t o d e d u c e w h i c h g e n e s ( a n d t h e i r r e l a t e d p r o t e i n s ) a r e e x p r e s s e d i n a c e ll t y p e, a n d a t w h a t ti m e t h e s e a r e e x p r e s s e d. I n t h e p a s t, D N A e x p r e s s i o n s t u d i e s t y p i c a ll y l o o k e d a t o n l y a f e w t r a n s c r i p t s a t a n y o n e ti m e, d u e t o t h e li m it a ti o n s o f t h e t e c h n i q u e s a v a il a b l e 1. B u t i n r e c e n t y e a r s s e v e r a l n e w t e c h n i q u e s h a v e b e e n d e v e l o p e d t h a t e n a b l e l a r g e s c a l e s t u d i e s o f D N A e x p r e s s i o n ; t h e s e c a n b e u s e d t o c r e a t e ' e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e s '. A n e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e i s a c h a r a c t e r i z a ti o n o f t h e r e l a ti v e q u a n ti t y o f e v e r y t r a n s c r i p t t h a t i s p r o d u c e d i n a n y o n e c e ll t y p e. O n e t e c h n i q u e t h a t h a s b e e n u s e d t o g e n e r a t e e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e s i s S A G E ( S e r i a l A n a l y s i s o f G e n e E x p r e s s i o n ). 1 W h a t i s S A G E ( A p a rt fr o m a S pi c e) S A G E i s a t e c h n i q u e t h a t a ll o w s r a p i d, d e t a il e d a n a l y s i s o f t h o u s a n d s o f t r a n s c r i p t s i n a c e ll. T h e b a s i c c o n c e p t o f S A G E r e s t s o n t w o p r i n c i p l e s : fi r s tl y, a s m a ll s e q u e n c e o f n u c l e o ti d e s f r o m t h e t r a n s c r i p t, c a ll e d a 't a g ', c a n e ff e c ti v e l y i d e n ti f y t h e o r i g i n a l t r a n s c r i p t f r o m w h e n c e it c a m e, a n d s e c o n d l y, t h a t li n k i n g t h e s e t a g s a ll o w s f o r r a p i d s e q u e n c i n g a n a l y s i s o f m u lt i p l e t r a n s c r i p t s. I m a g i n e h a v i n g t h o u s a n d s o f t r a n s c r i p t s t o s e q u e n c e - e a c h s e q u e n c i n g e v e n t w o u l d t a k e a c e r t a i n a m o u n t o f ti m e t o c o m p l e t e, a n d s e v e r a l t h o u s a n d o f t h e s e e v e n t s w o u l d b e n e c e s s a r y t o i d e n ti f y e a c h i n d i v i d u a l t r a n s c r i p t. B y li n k i n g t h e t a g s t o g e t h e r, o n l y o n e s e q u e n c i n g e v e n t i s r e q u i r e d t o s e q u e n c e e v e r y t r a n s c r i p t w it h i n t h e c e ll, m a k i n g t h e t a s k o f D N A e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi li n g a m u c h l e s s d a u n ti n g o n e 1, F i v e E a s y S t e p s a n d Y o u T o o C a n D o S A G E F i g u r e 2 F i g u r e 2 s h o w s a s c h e m a ti c d i a g r a m o f e a c h o f t h e s t e p s i n S A G E. F i r s t, a c o m p li m e n t a r y D N A s t r a n d, o r c D N A, o f e a c h t r a n s c r i p t i n t h e c e ll m u s t b e g e n e r a t e d. T h i s i s n e c e s s a r y, s i n c e m R N A i s m u c h l e s s s t a b l e t h a n D N A. T h e m R N A o f e u k a r y o t e s i s p o l y a d e n y l a t e d, m e a n i n g a p o l y ( A ) t a il i s a d d e d t o t h e 3 ' e n d o f t h e fi n a l t r a n s c r i p t. T h e r e f o r e, a p r i m e r c o n s i s ti n g o f m u lt i p l e ' T ' s c a n b e m a d e t h a t w il l c o m p li m e n t a r y b a s e p a i r w it h t h e p o l y ( A ) t a il o f e v e r y m R N A s i n a c e ll. O n c e t h e p r i m e r h a s b o u n d t o t h e m R N A, t h e e n z y m e r e v e r s e t r a n s c r i p t a s e c a n m a k e a D N A s t r a n d t h a t i s c o m p li m e n t a r y t o t h e R N A. T h i s D N A s t r a n d w il l t h e n b e c o n v e r t e d t o a d o u b l e - s t r a n d e d D N A m o l e c u l e, w h i c h c a n t h e n p r o c e e d t o t h e n e x t s t e p. Contact us: MainMain ResourcesResources JournalJournal Figure 2. The steps involved in SAGE. Once the cDNA has been created, it is then cleaved using an anchoring enzyme 1. The anchoring enzyme is a restriction endonuclease that recognizes and cuts specific 4 base pair (bp) DNA sequences. Since this enzyme requires only 4 specific nucleotides, it cleaves DNA molecules often, resulting in every cDNA that has been generated being cut at least once. The cut cDNA is then bound to streptavidin beads by virtue of its multiple thymidine ('T's) at its 3' end, thereby immobilizing it. At this point, we have multiple cDNAs bound to beads that are all of varying lengths, each with the same cut site and 5' overhang, because the anchoring enzyme recognizes the same 4 bp in all transcripts, but these 4 bp occur at different points within each transcript. 1 The sample of bound cDNAs is then divided in half and ligated to either linker A or B. These linkers are designed to contain a type IIS restriction site. Type IIS restriction endonucleases cut at a defined distance up to 20 base pairs away from their recognition sites. The type IIS restrictive endonuclease, also called the tagging enzyme, cleaves the cDNA to release it from its bound bead. Blunt ends are then created, so that neither the 3' nor 5' end have overhanging single- stranded sequences. Once this is achieved, the cDNA tags bound to linker A and B are ligated to each other to create ditags. These ditags have linker A on one end, linker B on the other, and both transcript tags are adjacent to one another in the middle. These ditags are then amplified by PCR, using primers that are complimentary to sequence in either linker 1. 1 Once the ditags have been amplified, they are then cleaved using the anchoring enzyme again. This has two effects: first, it releases the linkers from either end of the ditag, leaving only sequence from the two tags. Secondly, it creates sticky ends, or 3' and 5' ends that have overhanging, single-stranded DNA that can complimentary base pair with single-stranded DNA of another ditag. In this way, all of the ditags generated are linked, or concatenated to produce one long string of tags. This collection of tags is then introduced into a vector to be cloned and sequenced 1. 1 The Problem with Gene Tags There are several problems to be aware of when using SAGE. One that has proved to be a double-edged sword is the length of the gene tag. The tags generated during SAGE are extremely short ( bp). If the tag derived is from an unknown gene, it is difficult to investigate its potential function using such a short sequence 3. However, this hindrance could actually be advantageous, since isolating novel genes is often the ultimate goal for gene expression studies. Thus, SAGE could also be used as a "gene finding method". In cancer research, for example, the most attractive feature of SAGE is its ability to evaluate the expression pattern of thousands of genes in a quantitative manner without prior sequence information. This has lead to analysis of differential gene expression of cancer cells and their normal counterparts, and identification of several novel genes that could potentially play a role in tumourigenesis Yet another problem with tags is tag specificity. There are instances in which multiple genes share the same tag, as there is an overlap in sequence between the two genes; this problem can be eliminated by using longer tag sequences. Increasing tag length to 18 bp in an attempt to increase tag specificity has been reported to yield a better representation of DNA expression 5. 5 Another downfall of the SAGE technique is that typeIIS restriction enzymes (typically BsmFI) do not always yield the same length of fragments. BsmFI should yield exact 14 bp tags, but, depending on the temperature, the length of fragments produced varies. Since two tags are ligated tail to tail, it is hard to ensure each tag is 14 bp long in a ditag of 28 bp - the ditag could be consist of a 12 bp and 16 bp tag, a 13 bp and 15 bp tag, or any variation thereof. This problem can be minimized by maintaining the temperature at 65° C 3. 3 One potential problem to be aware of is that certain species of mRNAs will not contain the enzyme recognition sequence. These transcripts cannot not be cleaved by the enzyme, and consequently, are not be included in the analysis. To avoid this problem, two different combinations of anchoring and tagging enzyme could be used and a gene expression profile created for each. The two profiles could then be correlated and compiled to represent the majority of the genes expressed within a cell accurately 3. 3 Conclusion With the advent of DNA expression studies came the need for new technology. In the past, gene expression analysis had been restricted to examining only a few given genes at one time — SAGE, and other tests of its kind have eliminated these limitations. By providing a rapid means of determining all of the transcripts present within a cell, one that evades the trials and tribulations of large sample numbers, SAGE is capable of providing scientists with a functional profile of gene expression. These profiles can be used as a powerful tool in investigating a variety of transcriptional phenomena. Even now, these expression profiles are being used in diagnosing cancer susceptibility and identifying key genes related to disease 4. 4 References 1.Velculescu, V.E., Zhang, L., Vogelstein, B. and Kinzler, K.W. (1995). Serial analysis of gene expression. Science 270: Carulli, J.P., Artinger, M., Swain, P.M., Root, C.D., Chee, L., Tulig, C., Guerin, J., Osborne, M., Stein, G., Lian, J. and Lomedico, P. (1998). High throughput analysis of differential gene expression. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry Supplements 30/31: Yamamoto, M., Wakatsuki, T., Hada, A. and Ryo, A. (2001). Use of serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) technology. Journal of Immunological Methods 250: Polyak, K. and Riggins, G.J. (2001). Gene discovery using the serial analysis of gene expression technique: implication for cancer research. Journal of Clinical Oncology 19: Ryo, A., Kondoh, N., Wakatsuki, T., Hada, A., Yamamoto, N. and Yamamoto, M. (2000). A modified serial analysis of gene expression that generates longer sequence tags by nonpalindromic cohesive linker ligation. Analytical Biochemistry 277:160-2 Related Articles Related Resources Protein Identification Protein Identification using SDS-PAGE and Mass Spectrometry Knockout Mice using engineered mice to study gene function. Knockout Mice DNA Chips Animation DNA Chips Animation DNA chips can perform analysis similar to SAGE SAGE (serial analysisof gene expression) =NlaIII 10 bases downstream on the top strand

6 6 Painless Gene Expression Profiling: SAGE (Serial Analysis of Gene Expression) Chan Ho Song & Michelle Wyse Graphics: Jiang Long With the advent of the human genome project, a vast amount of information about genes and gene structure is suddenly at our fingertips. But this information is limited. Every cell within an organism has the same genetic composition (with the exception of its gametes), and yet, obviously skin tissue is very different from nervous tissue. The DNA sequence cannot provide information about these differences, which represent the next level of complexity and organization within an organism: DNA expression. Cells within a multicellular organism, such as ourselves, specialize to perform specific functions to increase the efficiency of the organism. Nerve cells, or neurons, express neuron-specific proteins that allow it to perform neuron duties. Skin, or epithelial cells, have their own specific proteins that enable their protective functioning. Both neuron and epithelial cell have the genes encoding for neural- and epithelial-specific proteins, but each cell only expresses the genes that it requires, and not other tissue-specific genes (Figure 1). In this way, a given DNA sequence only provides information about what could be, not what actually is.Figure 1 Figure 1. Differential gene expression is responsible for the morphology of different cells. All cells within an organism have the same DNA, but not all genes are expressed. An epithelial cell will express only genes specific to skin, whereas a neuron will express genes necessary for its development. W h a t E x a c t l y i s D N A E x p r e s s i o n ? D N A e x p r e s s i o n r e f e r s t o t h e s t u d y o f h o w s p e c if i c g e n e s a r e t r a n s c r i b e d a t a g i v e n p o i n t i n ti m e i n a g i v e n c e ll. A g e n e i s t r a n s c r i b e d i n t o a m e s s e n g e r R N A ( m R N A ) t r a n s c r i p t w h e n t h e p r o t e i n t h a t i s e n c o d e d b y t h e g e n e i s r e q u i r e d b y t h e c e ll. T h i s o c c u r s b e c a u s e D N A l o c a t e d i n t h e n u c l e u s, b u t a ll o f t h e m a c h i n e r y n e c e s s a r y f o r t r a n s l a ti o n, o r p r o d u c i n g p r o t e i n s, r e s i d e s i n t h e c y t o p l a s m. T h e c e ll r e s o l v e s t h i s p r o b l e m b y c r e a ti n g a c o p y o f t h e g e n e ( m R N A ) t h a t i s c a p a b l e o f e n t e r i n g t h e c y t o p l a s m t h r o u g h t h e n u c l e a r p o r e s. B y e x a m i n i n g w h i c h t r a n s c r i p t s a r e p r e s e n t i n a c e ll, it i s p o s s i b l e t o d e d u c e w h i c h g e n e s ( a n d t h e i r r e l a t e d p r o t e i n s ) a r e e x p r e s s e d i n a c e ll t y p e, a n d a t w h a t ti m e t h e s e a r e e x p r e s s e d. I n t h e p a s t, D N A e x p r e s s i o n s t u d i e s t y p i c a ll y l o o k e d a t o n l y a f e w t r a n s c r i p t s a t a n y o n e ti m e, d u e t o t h e li m it a ti o n s o f t h e t e c h n i q u e s a v a il a b l e 1. B u t i n r e c e n t y e a r s s e v e r a l n e w t e c h n i q u e s h a v e b e e n d e v e l o p e d t h a t e n a b l e l a r g e s c a l e s t u d i e s o f D N A e x p r e s s i o n ; t h e s e c a n b e u s e d t o c r e a t e ' e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e s '. A n e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e i s a c h a r a c t e r i z a ti o n o f t h e r e l a ti v e q u a n ti t y o f e v e r y t r a n s c r i p t t h a t i s p r o d u c e d i n a n y o n e c e ll t y p e. O n e t e c h n i q u e t h a t h a s b e e n u s e d t o g e n e r a t e e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi l e s i s S A G E ( S e r i a l A n a l y s i s o f G e n e E x p r e s s i o n ). 1 W h a t i s S A G E ( A p a rt fr o m a S pi c e) S A G E i s a t e c h n i q u e t h a t a ll o w s r a p i d, d e t a il e d a n a l y s i s o f t h o u s a n d s o f t r a n s c r i p t s i n a c e ll. T h e b a s i c c o n c e p t o f S A G E r e s t s o n t w o p r i n c i p l e s : fi r s tl y, a s m a ll s e q u e n c e o f n u c l e o ti d e s f r o m t h e t r a n s c r i p t, c a ll e d a 't a g ', c a n e ff e c ti v e l y i d e n ti f y t h e o r i g i n a l t r a n s c r i p t f r o m w h e n c e it c a m e, a n d s e c o n d l y, t h a t li n k i n g t h e s e t a g s a ll o w s f o r r a p i d s e q u e n c i n g a n a l y s i s o f m u lt i p l e t r a n s c r i p t s. I m a g i n e h a v i n g t h o u s a n d s o f t r a n s c r i p t s t o s e q u e n c e - e a c h s e q u e n c i n g e v e n t w o u l d t a k e a c e r t a i n a m o u n t o f ti m e t o c o m p l e t e, a n d s e v e r a l t h o u s a n d o f t h e s e e v e n t s w o u l d b e n e c e s s a r y t o i d e n ti f y e a c h i n d i v i d u a l t r a n s c r i p t. B y li n k i n g t h e t a g s t o g e t h e r, o n l y o n e s e q u e n c i n g e v e n t i s r e q u i r e d t o s e q u e n c e e v e r y t r a n s c r i p t w it h i n t h e c e ll, m a k i n g t h e t a s k o f D N A e x p r e s s i o n p r o fi li n g a m u c h l e s s d a u n ti n g o n e 1, F i v e E a s y S t e p s a n d Y o u T o o C a n D o S A G E F i g u r e 2 F i g u r e 2 s h o w s a s c h e m a ti c d i a g r a m o f e a c h o f t h e s t e p s i n S A G E. F i r s t, a c o m p li m e n t a r y D N A s t r a n d, o r c D N A, o f e a c h t r a n s c r i p t i n t h e c e ll m u s t b e g e n e r a t e d. T h i s i s n e c e s s a r y, s i n c e m R N A i s m u c h l e s s s t a b l e t h a n D N A. T h e m R N A o f e u k a r y o t e s i s p o l y a d e n y l a t e d, m e a n i n g a p o l y ( A ) t a il i s a d d e d t o t h e 3 ' e n d o f t h e fi n a l t r a n s c r i p t. T h e r e f o r e, a p r i m e r c o n s i s ti n g o f m u lt i p l e ' T ' s c a n b e m a d e t h a t w il l c o m p li m e n t a r y b a s e p a i r w it h t h e p o l y ( A ) t a il o f e v e r y m R N A s i n a c e ll. O n c e t h e p r i m e r h a s b o u n d t o t h e m R N A, t h e e n z y m e r e v e r s e t r a n s c r i p t a s e c a n m a k e a D N A s t r a n d t h a t i s c o m p li m e n t a r y t o t h e R N A. T h i s D N A s t r a n d w il l t h e n b e c o n v e r t e d t o a d o u b l e - s t r a n d e d D N A m o l e c u l e, w h i c h c a n t h e n p r o c e e d t o t h e n e x t s t e p. Contact us: Related Articles Related Resources « home : molecular biologyhomemolecular biology MainMain ResourcesResources JournalJournal Figure 2. The steps involved in SAGE. Once the cDNA has been created, it is then cleaved using an anchoring enzyme 1. The anchoring enzyme is a restriction endonuclease that recognizes and cuts specific 4 base pair (bp) DNA sequences. Since this enzyme requires only 4 specific nucleotides, it cleaves DNA molecules often, resulting in every cDNA that has been generated being cut at least once. The cut cDNA is then bound to streptavidin beads by virtue of its multiple thymidine ('T's) at its 3' end, thereby immobilizing it. At this point, we have multiple cDNAs bound to beads that are all of varying lengths, each with the same cut site and 5' overhang, because the anchoring enzyme recognizes the same 4 bp in all transcripts, but these 4 bp occur at different points within each transcript. 1 The sample of bound cDNAs is then divided in half and ligated to either linker A or B. These linkers are designed to contain a type IIS restriction site. Type IIS restriction endonucleases cut at a defined distance up to 20 base pairs away from their recognition sites. The type IIS restrictive endonuclease, also called the tagging enzyme, cleaves the cDNA to release it from its bound bead. Blunt ends are then created, so that neither the 3' nor 5' end have overhanging single- stranded sequences. Once this is achieved, the cDNA tags bound to linker A and B are ligated to each other to create ditags. These ditags have linker A on one end, linker B on the other, and both transcript tags are adjacent to one another in the middle. These ditags are then amplified by PCR, using primers that are complimentary to sequence in either linker 1. 1 Once the ditags have been amplified, they are then cleaved using the anchoring enzyme again. This has two effects: first, it releases the linkers from either end of the ditag, leaving only sequence from the two tags. Secondly, it creates sticky ends, or 3' and 5' ends that have overhanging, single-stranded DNA that can complimentary base pair with single-stranded DNA of another ditag. In this way, all of the ditags generated are linked, or concatenated to produce one long string of tags. This collection of tags is then introduced into a vector to be cloned and sequenced 1. 1 The Problem with Gene Tags There are several problems to be aware of when using SAGE. One that has proved to be a double-edged sword is the length of the gene tag. The tags generated during SAGE are extremely short ( bp). If the tag derived is from an unknown gene, it is difficult to investigate its potential function using such a short sequence 3. However, this hindrance could actually be advantageous, since isolating novel genes is often the ultimate goal for gene expression studies. Thus, SAGE could also be used as a "gene finding method". In cancer research, for example, the most attractive feature of SAGE is its ability to evaluate the expression pattern of thousands of genes in a quantitative manner without prior sequence information. This has lead to analysis of differential gene expression of cancer cells and their normal counterparts, and identification of several novel genes that could potentially play a role in tumourigenesis Yet another problem with tags is tag specificity. There are instances in which multiple genes share the same tag, as there is an overlap in sequence between the two genes; this problem can be eliminated by using longer tag sequences. Increasing tag length to 18 bp in an attempt to increase tag specificity has been reported to yield a better representation of DNA expression 5. 5 Another downfall of the SAGE technique is that typeIIS restriction enzymes (typically BsmFI) do not always yield the same length of fragments. BsmFI should yield exact 14 bp tags, but, depending on the temperature, the length of fragments produced varies. Since two tags are ligated tail to tail, it is hard to ensure each tag is 14 bp long in a ditag of 28 bp - the ditag could be consist of a 12 bp and 16 bp tag, a 13 bp and 15 bp tag, or any variation thereof. This problem can be minimized by maintaining the temperature at 65° C 3. 3 One potential problem to be aware of is that certain species of mRNAs will not contain the enzyme recognition sequence. These transcripts cannot not be cleaved by the enzyme, and consequently, are not be included in the analysis. To avoid this problem, two different combinations of anchoring and tagging enzyme could be used and a gene expression profile created for each. The two profiles could then be correlated and compiled to represent the majority of the genes expressed within a cell accurately 3. 3 Conclusion With the advent of DNA expression studies came the need for new technology. In the past, gene expression analysis had been restricted to examining only a few given genes at one time — SAGE, and other tests of its kind have eliminated these limitations. By providing a rapid means of determining all of the transcripts present within a cell, one that evades the trials and tribulations of large sample numbers, SAGE is capable of providing scientists with a functional profile of gene expression. These profiles can be used as a powerful tool in investigating a variety of transcriptional phenomena. Even now, these expression profiles are being used in diagnosing cancer susceptibility and identifying key genes related to disease 4. 4 References 1.Velculescu, V.E., Zhang, L., Vogelstein, B. and Kinzler, K.W. (1995). Serial analysis of gene expression. Science 270: Carulli, J.P., Artinger, M., Swain, P.M., Root, C.D., Chee, L., Tulig, C., Guerin, J., Osborne, M., Stein, G., Lian, J. and Lomedico, P. (1998). High throughput analysis of differential gene expression. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry Supplements 30/31: Yamamoto, M., Wakatsuki, T., Hada, A. and Ryo, A. (2001). Use of serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) technology. Journal of Immunological Methods 250: Polyak, K. and Riggins, G.J. (2001). Gene discovery using the serial analysis of gene expression technique: implication for cancer research. Journal of Clinical Oncology 19: Ryo, A., Kondoh, N., Wakatsuki, T., Hada, A., Yamamoto, N. and Yamamoto, M. (2000). A modified serial analysis of gene expression that generates longer sequence tags by nonpalindromic cohesive linker ligation. Analytical Biochemistry 277:160-2 Related Articles Related Resources Protein Identification Protein Identification using SDS-PAGE and Mass Spectrometry Knockout Mice using engineered mice to study gene function. Knockout Mice DNA Chips Animation DNA Chips Animation DNA chips can perform analysis similar to SAGE

7 7 ChIP-chip: for protein – DNA interactions via linker ligation (ligate a constant DS sequence to all fragments and then do PCR) or random priming (using random hexamers, say) Isolate chromatin Formaldehyde (HCHO) crosslinks amino groups on proteins to functional groups on DNA bases Ab to the protein of interest Formaldehyde crosslinks can be reversed by heat, pH, or high salt Using protein A beads Cy5 and Cy3 are fluorescent labeling compounds of different color Gives total DNA signal for comparison No-antibody background

8 8 Formadehyde (HCHO) Cross-linked chromatin Isolate nuclei Fragment by sonication Add antibody, no antibody = control Immunoprecipitate Reverse crosslinks (65 o ) PCR amplify and label: Cy5 Cy3 Hybridize to microarray Measure red/green = enrichment by antibody ChIP-chip for protein binding sites on DNA in vivo Adapted from abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=resource&rid=10738&pid=5 Protein of interest via linker ligation (ligate a constant DS sequence to all fragments and then do PCR) or random priming (using random hexamers, say)

9 sequencing Amplify single DNA molecules on single beads Sequence each DNA/bead by stepwise Incorporation of A, G,C or T in mini-wells

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12 12 BEAMing: PCR on beads compartmentalized in a water-oil emulsion. Millions of primers attached to each bead, Producing millions of copies of bead-attached Templates from one original template molecule Anneal primer for sequencing and load DNA polymerase and SSB after enriching For template-loaded beads

13 13 Attached oligomers were pre-labeld red or green, then mixed and emulsified. See single beads in aqueous microspheres in oil.

14 14 BEAMing = beads, amplification, emulsion, magnetics = cloning DNA molecules via PCR on beads No template No bead No template or bead Had one template Had another template Aqueous microspheres Remove oil

15 15 Big beads- Template, primer, DNA polymerase Small beads- ATP sulfurylase, Luciferase Solution- One dNTP Luciferin, APS

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31 31 3. Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencing Shendure, Church et al. Polony (polymerase colony) by emulsion PCR or similar on beads (BEAMing) Attach beads to glass slide for sequencing Sequence by ligation! Webinar: Shendure, J., Porreca, G.J., Reppas, N.B., Lin, X., McCutcheon, J.P., Rosenbaum, A.M., Wang, M.D., Zhang, K., Mitra, R.D., and Church, G.M Accurate multiplex polony sequencing of an evolved bacterial genome. Science 309:

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