Renae L. Malek

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In The Institute for Genomic Research Rice Genome Annotation project (, we have continued to update the rice genome sequence with new data and improve the quality of the annotation. In our current release of annotation (Release 4.0; January 12, 2006), we have identified 42,653 non-transposable element-related genes encoding 49,472 gene(More)
To facilitate collaborative research efforts between multi-investigator teams using DNA microarrays, we identified sources of error and data variability between laboratories and across microarray platforms, and methods to accommodate this variability. RNA expression data were generated in seven laboratories, which compared two standard RNA samples using 12(More)
Long oligonucleotide microarrays are potentially more cost- and management-efficient than cDNA microarrays, but there is little information on the relative performance of these two probe types. The feasibility of using unmodified oligonucleotides to accurately measure changes in gene expression is also unclear. Unmodified sense and antisense 70-mer(More)
Complementary DNA microarrays containing 3000 different rat genes were used to study the consequences of severe hormonal deficiency (hypophysectomy) on the gene expression patterns in heart, liver, and kidney. Hybridization signals were seen from a majority of the arrayed complementary DNAs; nonetheless, tissue-specific expression patterns could be(More)
c-Myc functions through direct activation or repression of transcription. Using cDNA microarray analysis, we have identified c-Myc-responsive genes by comparing gene expression profiles between c-myc null and c-myc wild-type rat fibroblast cells and between c-myc null and c-myc null cells reconstituted with c-myc. From a panel of 4400 cDNA elements, we(More)
Longevity is inversely proportional to ambient temperature in ectothermic organisms such as fish. However, the mechanism by which reducing temperature over a physiological range increases life span is not known and available data are derived primarily from invertebrates. With a rodent-like longevity and abundant biological resources, the zebrafish is an(More)
The mechanisms that control life span and age-related phenotypes are not well understood. It has been suggested that aging or at least some of its symptoms are related to a physiological decline in GH levels with age. To test this hypothesis, and to improve our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the aging process, we have analyzed(More)
We analyzed 15,512 unique transcripts from wild-type Danio rerio using a long oligonucleotide microarray containing >16,000 65-mers probes. Total RNA was isolated from staged embryos at 2 h intervals over a 24-h period. On average, at any given time point, 27% of the probe set detected corresponding transcripts in embryonic RNA. There were two predominant(More)
We have shown previously that nerve growth factor (NGF) down-regulates adenosine A(2A) receptor (A(2A)AR) mRNA in PC12 cells. To define cellular mechanisms that modulate A(2A)AR expression, A(2A)AR mRNA and protein levels were examined in three PC12 sublines: i) PC12nnr5 cells, which lack the high affinity NGF receptor TrkA, ii) srcDN2 cells, which(More)
A novel and differentially expressed gene, named nrg-1, was identified by EST expression profiling and subsequently isolated as a 2.2-kb full-length clone from a rat PC12 cell cDNA library. Sequence analysis reveals that nrg-1 encodes a putative seven transmembrane spanning domain protein with structural features characteristic of receptors belonging to the(More)