Identification of Gene Expression Changes in the Aorta of ApoE Null Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet
AbstractAtherosclerosis is a chronic multifactorial inflammatory disease with high worldwide prevalence, and has become the leading cause of death. In the present study, we analyzed global gene expression changes in the aorta of Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) null mice fed a high-fat diet by using RNA-seq. We identified a total of 280 differentially expressed genes, of which 163 genes were upregulated and 117 genes were downregulated by high-fat diet compared with normal diet. Functional clustering and gene network analysis revealed that fatty acid metabolic process is crucial for atherosclerosis. By examining of the promoter regions of differentially expressed genes, we identified four causal transcription factors. Additionally, through connectivity map (CMap) analysis, multiple compounds were identified to have anti-atherosclerotic effects due to their ability to reverse gene expression during atherosclerosis. Our study provides a valuable resource for in-depth understanding of the mechanism underlying atherosclerosis. View Full-Text
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Xi, D.; Zhao, J.; Zhao, M.; Fu, W.; Guo, Z.; Chen, H. Identification of Gene Expression Changes in the Aorta of ApoE Null Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Genes 2017, 8, 289.
Xi D, Zhao J, Zhao M, Fu W, Guo Z, Chen H. Identification of Gene Expression Changes in the Aorta of ApoE Null Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Genes. 2017; 8(10):289.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xi, Dan; Zhao, Jinzhen; Zhao, Miao; Fu, Weijun; Guo, Zhigang; Chen, Hui. 2017. "Identification of Gene Expression Changes in the Aorta of ApoE Null Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet." Genes 8, no. 10: 289.