We evaluated the influence of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene inhibition in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) cell line SKM-1 on enhancement of the demethylating effects of decitabine on p15, and explored the possible mechanism. DNMT1 gene expression in SKM-1 cells was silenced by being transfected by a constructed siRNA with liposomes. The proliferation inhibition rates after drug treatment were detected by cell counting kit-8 assay. The apoptotic rates were detected by Annexin V/PI assay with flow cytometry.
The aim of this study was to identify feature genes that are associated with hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC; iron overload) in cardiac and skeletal muscle of mice. First, the expression profile GSE9726 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database which included 12 samples. Then the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified by R language. Furthermore, the KUPS software was used to identify relationships in interactions among common DEGs in the cardiac and skeletal muscles. We then used the EASE software to obtain enriched pathways in a gene interaction network.
This study reports on a cytogenetic finding in a bone marrow examination of a 47-year-old male patient treated in the Hematology and Blood Transfusion Service of the Hospital de Base in São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo State, Brazil. The only alteration found at diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) subtype refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB-2) was clonal monosomy of chromosome 21. The patient evolved to acute myeloid leukemia type M2 and died nine months after diagnosis.
To find the underlying causes of primary myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), the gene expression profiling of both CD34+ cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells from MDS patients was performed using oligonucleotide microarray and cDNA microarrays, respectively. Several candidate genes which were differentially expressed in MDS patients versus normal controls were selected and confirmed in expanding samples by quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction after clustering and bioinformatics analysis.
The molecular pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is poorly understood. In order to expand our knowledge of genetic defects in MDS, we determined the overall profile of genes expressed in bone marrow from patients with refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB) by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE). The present report describes a partial transcriptome of RAEB bone marrow derived from 56,694 sequenced tags that provides information about expressed gene products.