Filling gaps in PPAR-alpha signaling through comparative nutrigenomics analysis

Cavalieri, Duccio, Calura, Enrica, Romualdi, Chiara, Marchi, Emmanuela, Radonjic, Marijana, van Ommen, Ben and Müller, Michael ORCID: (2009) Filling gaps in PPAR-alpha signaling through comparative nutrigenomics analysis. BMC Genomics, 10. ISSN 1471-2164

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The application of high-throughput genomic tools in nutrition research is a widespread practice. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the outcome of individual expression studies is insufficient for the comprehensive understanding of such a complex field. Currently, the availability of the large amounts of expression data in public repositories has opened up new challenges on microarray data analyses. We have focused on PPARalpha, a ligand-activated transcription factor functioning as fatty acid sensor controlling the gene expression regulation of a large set of genes in various metabolic organs such as liver, small intestine or heart. The function of PPARalpha is strictly connected to the function of its target genes and, although many of these have already been identified, major elements of its physiological function remain to be uncovered. To further investigate the function of PPARalpha, we have applied a cross-species meta-analysis approach to integrate sixteen microarray datasets studying high fat diet and PPARalpha signal perturbations in different organisms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: animals,binding sites,cluster analysis,comparative genomic hybridization,computational biology,gene expression profiling,gene expression regulation,humans,mice,nutrigenomics,oligonucleotide array sequence analysis,ppar alpha,saccharomyces cerevisiae,signal transduction,transcription factors
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 21:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 06:06
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-596

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