Question: affy plus2 array - unclear probeset signal
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Andrea Grilli240
Italy, Bologna, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Andrea Grilli240 wrote:
Dear BioC members, we profiled a cell line (parental) in a time-series experiment, comparing it with the same cell line transfected by a gene. We verified the transfection by real-time PCR and it was ok. When we moved to gene profiling (HG-U133a plus2 array), I discovered that the 2 probesets matching the transfected gene have: 1st probeset, same high expression in parental and transfected cells (about 12.5 of log2 absolute values after RMA normalization), 2nd probeset, strongly higher expression in parental cell line, so the opposite than attended. Premising that: - we hadn't inversion of the samples (real-time PCR was done on same RNA). - probesets don't cross-hybridize to other genes (according to NetAffx tool and also blast analysis). - the 2 probesets match different part of the transcript: 1st probeset only the 3'UTR of the transcript, instead 2nd probeset different exons. - No different isoforms of the gene are matched by the 2 probesets. - I discovered a publication* talking about the probesets reannotation on the same array: they indicated that one probeset (8/10 probes to be more precise) casually matches the SV40 poly a region, which is in the vector we used for transfection. The signal we have from this probeset is exactly what we expected, with higher and increasing expression during time in transfected cells (so supporting the idea of no samples inversion). Is there anything else that I can check to unravel the problem? Should I consider one of the two probes more reliable, or discard the 2nd "wrong" probe beforehand? Any suggestion on how to explain the problem? Thanks in advance, Andrea * A sequence-based identification of the genes detected by probesets on the Affymetrix U133 plus 2.0 array. Harbig, NAR, 2005. Dr. Andrea Grilli andrea.grilli at ior.it phone 051/636.6756-6937 Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Development of Biomolecular Therapies unit, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute Codivilla Putti Research Center via di Barbiano 1/10 40136 - Bologna - Italy
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