skip to main content

Human Airway Smooth Muscle Transcriptome Changes in Response to Asthma Medications

Identifiers: SRA: SRP033351
BioProject: PRJNA229998
GEO: GSE52778
Study Type: 
Transcriptome Analysis
Abstract: Rationale: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease. The most common medications used for its treatment are ß2-agonists and glucocorticosteroids, and one of the primary tissues that these drugs target in the treatment of asthma is the airway smooth muscle. We used RNA-Seq to characterize the human airway smooth muscle (HASM) transcriptome at baseline and under three asthma treatment conditions. Methods: The Illumina TruSeq assay was used to prepare 75bp paired-end libraries for HASM cells from four white male donors under four treatment conditions: 1) no treatment; 2) treatment with a ß2-agonist (i.e. Albuterol, 1µM for 18h); 3) treatment with a glucocorticosteroid (i.e. Dexamethasone (Dex), 1µM for 18h); 4) simultaneous treatment with a ß2-agonist and glucocorticoid, and the libraries were sequenced with an Illumina Hi-Seq 2000 instrument. The Tuxedo Suite Tools were used to align reads to the hg19 reference genome, assemble transcripts, and perform differential expression analysis using the protocol described in Overall design: mRNA profiles obtained via RNA-Seq for four primary human airway smooth muscle cell lines that were treated with dexamethasone, albuterol, dexamethasone+albuterol or were left untreated.
Center Project: GSE52778
External Link: /pubmed:24926665

Related SRA data

16 ( 16 samples )
16 (57.2Gbp; 32.7Gb)