Whole Transcriptome RNA-SEQ with Ion Torrent Platform: FFPE, Fresh LCM and FFPE LCM Samples. Increasingly Difficult
Poster May 06, 2015
Sara Franceschi1, Paolo Are*ni1, Marco La Ferla1, Generoso Bevilacqua1,2, Chiara Maria Mazzan*1 , Francesca Lessi1
We developed a high performance method to analyze the whole transcriptome of our FFPE samples, obtaining a very high number of reads (78,186,377 usable reads) perfectly comparable with samples with a large amount of RNA such as samples obtained from cells or fresh tissues.
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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. The majority of these are located in the intergenic or intragenic regions suggesting that the implicated variants may alter chromatin conformation. This, in turn, is likely to influence the expression of nearby or more remotely located genes to alter beta cell function. At present, however, detailed molecular and functional analyses are still lacking for most of these variants. We recently analysed one of these loci and mapped five causal variants in an islet-specific enhancer cluster within the STARD10 gene locus. Here, we aimed to understand how these causal variants influence b-cell function by alteration of the chromatin structure of enhancer clusterREAD MORE