Optimisation Workflow for the Production and Processing of High Quality Microarrays Applications in DNA, Peptide, antibody, and Carbohydrate Microarraying
Poster Nov 10, 2005
Jens Sobek, Catharine Aquino and Ralph Schlapbach
Preparation and processing of microarrays for DNA, peptide, antibody, and carbohydrate applications
To obtain data of highest quality and meaningfulness a careful optimisation of protocols is necessary. Experimental errors need
to be reduced as much as possible.
We have developed a workflow for optimisation of array preparation and for processing protocols. Only 4 independent model experiments and solvent, immobilisation and blocking conditions. Optimal conditions or high quality microarray experiments were determined and used for array production and slide processing at the FGCZ.
Psychiatric Risk Gene Cacna1c and Early Life Stress: Potential Gene-Environment interactions?Poster
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.
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Studies have shown that IFI16 acts as an antiviral restriction factor against a number of DNA viruses, by inhibiting viral replication or transcription through epigenetic modifications. However, till date, no specific epigenetic function of IFI16 has been identified. Here, we have discovered that IFI16 recruits two histone methyltransferases on the KSHV episome leading to altered Histone H3K9 methylation, thus regulating its lifecycle.READ MORE
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RNA interference (RNAi) using small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is an important technology for down-regulation of gene expression and a powerful tool to study cellular processes and pathways. Previously, large collections of siRNAs were available only for traditional experimental model systems, such as human and mouse, and predominantly provided as chemically synthesized libraries.READ MORE