MicroSAGE is Highly Representative and Reproducible but Reveals Major Differences in Gene Expression Among Samples Obtained from Similar Tissues
Gunnersen, Jenny M
Scott, Hamish S
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CitationBlackshaw, Seth, Winston P. Kuo, Peter J. Park, Motokazu Tsujikawa, Jenny M. Gunnersen, Hamish S. Scott, Wee-Ming Boon, Seong-Seng Tan, and Constance L. Cepko. 2003. MicroSAGE is highly representative and reproducible but reveals major differences in gene expression among samples obtained from similar tissues. Genome Biology 4(3): R17.
AbstractBackground: Serial analysis of gene expression using small amounts of starting material (microSAGE) has not yet been conclusively shown to be representative, reproducible or accurate. Results: We show that microSAGE is highly representative, reproducible and accurate, but that pronounced differences in gene expression are seen between tissue samples taken from different individuals. Conclusions: MicroSAGE is a reliable method of comprehensively profiling differences in gene expression among samples, but care should be taken in generalizing results obtained from libraries constructed from tissue obtained from different individuals and/or processed or stored differently.
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