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Gene-Set Enrichment Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in the Transcriptome of the Human Corneal Endothelium in Association with Age Effecta

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2018 / Approved: 15 June 2018 / Online: 15 June 2018 (05:42:13 CEST)

How to cite: Saha, S.; Barmon, S. Gene-Set Enrichment Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in the Transcriptome of the Human Corneal Endothelium in Association with Age Effecta. Preprints 2018, 2018060245 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0245.v1). Saha, S.; Barmon, S. Gene-Set Enrichment Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in the Transcriptome of the Human Corneal Endothelium in Association with Age Effecta. Preprints 2018, 2018060245 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0245.v1).

Abstract

The eyes are the sense organs through we view the world around us, and the cornea is the transparent layer which covers the outer, visible part of the eye. It is known that the gene expression of corneal endothelium depends on age. And the expressed genes of the endothelium of cornea for pediatric samples is different than that of the adult samples. The purpose or objective of this study was to characterize human corneal endothelial cell (HCEnC) gene expression and differential gene expression and to detect the expressed genes mapped to chromosomal loci associated with some corneal endothelial dystrophies. Both upregulated and downregulated genes were analyzed. For this purpose, total RNA was isolated from ex vivo corneal endothelium taken from six pediatric and five adult corneas. The complementary DNA was hybridized to the Affymetrix GeneChip 1.1 ST array. The data analysis was performed using the Enrichr software for both upregulated and downregulated genes. These are described in more detail in the results and discussion section. This study uses bioinformatics tools to identify and analyse gene sets present in the transcriptome of the corneal endothelium, and tries to find out and observe the relation of the aging effect on the corneal endothelium gene expression. The human subjects had participated voluntarily and informed consent was obtained from all before carrying out any testing procedure. Proper guidelines from the hospital ethical committee were also followed and no harmful chemicals were used on the participants. This study simply aims to raise some awareness of the given topic among the local people so that they are better able to take informed choices about their health in the near future, and also so that they seek medical help when necessary and have no inhibitions in doing so.

Subject Areas

corneal; pediatric; adult; corneal endothelial dystrophies; total RNA; gene expression; gene sets; transcriptome

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Received: 19 June 2018
Commenter: Sarbojoy Saha
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: A significant contribution to this area of medicine or opthalmology in specific.
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