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Distinct brain transcriptome profiles in c9orf72-associated and sporadic ALS

Identifiers: SRA: SRP056477
BioProject: PRJNA279249
GEO: GSE67196
Study Type: 
Transcriptome Analysis
Abstract: Increasing evidence suggests that defective RNA processing contributes to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This may be especially true for ALS caused by a repeat expansion in C9orf72 (c9ALS), in which the accumulation of RNA foci and dipeptide-repeat proteins are expected to modify RNA metabolism. We report extensive alternative splicing (AS) and alternative polyadenylation (APA) defects in the cerebellum of c9ALS cases (8,224 AS, 1,437 APA), including changes in ALS-associated genes (e.g. ATXN2 and FUS), and cases of sporadic ALS (sALS; 2,229 AS, 716 APA). Furthermore, hnRNPH and other RNA-binding proteins are predicted as potential regulators of cassette exon AS events for both c9ALS and sALS. Co-expression and gene-association network analyses of gene expression and AS data revealed divergent pathways associated with c9ALS and sALS. Overall design: Examination transcriptiome profiles in c9orf72-associated ALS, sporadic ALS and healthy control
Center Project: GSE67196
External Link: /pubmed:26192745

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