Transcriptional changes in trichothiodystrophy cells

Offman, Judith, Jina, Nipurna, Theron, Therina, Pallas, Jacky, Hubank, Mike and Lehmann, Alan (2008) Transcriptional changes in trichothiodystrophy cells. DNA Repair, 7 (8). pp. 1364-1371. ISSN 1568-7864

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Mutations in three of the genes encoding the XPB, XPD and TTDA components of transcription factor TFIIH can result in the clinical phenotype of trichothiodystrophy (TTD). Different mutations in XPB and XPD can instead cause xeroderma pigmentosum (XP). The completely different features of these disorders have been attributed to TTD being a transcription syndrome. In order to detect transcriptional differences between TTD and XP cells from the XP-D complementation group, we have compared gene expression profiles in cultured fibroblasts from normal, XP and TTD donors. Although we detected transcriptional differences between individual cell strains, using an algorithm of moderate stringency, we did not identify any genes whose expression was reproducibly different in proliferating fibroblasts from each type of donor. Following UV-irradiation, many genes were up- and down-regulated in all three cell types. The microarray analysis indicated some apparent differences between the different donor types, but on more detailed inspection, these turned out to be false positives. We conclude that there are minimal differences in gene expression in proliferating fibroblasts from TTD, XP-D and normal donors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Sussex Centre for Genome Damage and Stability
Depositing User: Judith Muriel Offman
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 17:32

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