Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis

Yunke Song, Duncan Kilburn, Jee Hoon Song, Yulan Cheng, Christopher T. Saeui, Douglas G. Cheung, Carlo M. Croce, Kevin J Yarema, Stephen Meltzer, Kelvin J. Liu, Tza Huei Wang

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Accurate measurement of miRNA expression is critical to understanding their role in gene expression as well as their application as disease biomarkers. Correct identification of changes in miRNA expression rests on reliable normalization to account for biological and technological variance between samples. Ligo-miR is a multiplex assay designed to rapidly measure absolute miRNA copy numbers, thus reducing dependence on biological controls. It uses a simple 2-step ligation process to generate length coded products that can be quantified using a variety of DNA sizing methods. We demonstrate Ligo-miR's ability to quantify miRNA expression down to 20 copies per cell sensitivity, accurately discriminate between closely related miRNA, and reliably measure differential changes as small as 1.2-fold. Then, benchmarking studies were performed to show the high correlation between Ligo-miR, microarray, and TaqMan qRT-PCR. Finally, Ligo-miR was used to determine copy number profiles in a number of breast, esophageal, and pancreatic cell lines and to demonstrate the utility of copy number analysis for providing layered insight into expression profile changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0180988
JournalPLoS One
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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MicroRNAs
microRNA
Benchmarking
Biomarkers
Microarrays
Gene expression
breasts
Ligation
Assays
biomarkers
biological control
Breast
Cells
cell lines
Gene Expression
Cell Line
Polymerase Chain Reaction
gene expression
DNA
assays

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Song, Y., Kilburn, D., Song, J. H., Cheng, Y., Saeui, C. T., Cheung, D. G., ... Wang, T. H. (2017). Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis. PLoS One, 12(7), [e0180988]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180988

Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis. / Song, Yunke; Kilburn, Duncan; Song, Jee Hoon; Cheng, Yulan; Saeui, Christopher T.; Cheung, Douglas G.; Croce, Carlo M.; Yarema, Kevin J; Meltzer, Stephen; Liu, Kelvin J.; Wang, Tza Huei.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 12, No. 7, e0180988, 01.07.2017.

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Song, Y, Kilburn, D, Song, JH, Cheng, Y, Saeui, CT, Cheung, DG, Croce, CM, Yarema, KJ, Meltzer, S, Liu, KJ & Wang, TH 2017, 'Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis', PLoS One, vol. 12, no. 7, e0180988. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180988
Song Y, Kilburn D, Song JH, Cheng Y, Saeui CT, Cheung DG et al. Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 1;12(7). e0180988. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180988
Song, Yunke ; Kilburn, Duncan ; Song, Jee Hoon ; Cheng, Yulan ; Saeui, Christopher T. ; Cheung, Douglas G. ; Croce, Carlo M. ; Yarema, Kevin J ; Meltzer, Stephen ; Liu, Kelvin J. ; Wang, Tza Huei. / Determination of absolute expression profiles using multiplexed miRNA analysis. In: PLoS One. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 7.
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