Evaluation of suitable reference gene for real-time PCR in human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells with long-term in vitro expansion

  • Youwei Wang
  • Zhibo Han
  • Shulin Yan
  • Aibin Mao
  • Bin Wang
  • He Ren
  • Ying Chi
  • Zhongchao Han
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11626-010-9318-y

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Wang, Y., Han, Z., Yan, S. et al. In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.-Animal (2010) 46: 595. doi:10.1007/s11626-010-9318-y
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Abstract

In real-time quantitative PCR, the accuracy of normalized data is highly dependent on the stability of the reference genes. However, reference gene expression in a given cell type or experimental condition can vary considerably. The goal of this study was to establish a reliable set of reference genes for real-time PCR studies using human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells with long-term in vitro expansion. The stability of ten potential reference genes was examined in human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells. We found that Ywhaz and Rpl13a, not beta-actin or Gapdh, were the most stably expressed of the internal control genes in different passages of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells. Ywhaz and Rpl13a could be used as reference genes for relative gene quantification and normalization purposes in real-time PCR studies of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells.

Keywords

Real-time PCR geNorm Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells Reference genes 

Supplementary material

11626_2010_9318_MOESM1_ESM.doc (38 kb)
Supplementary Figure 1Expression stability and housekeeping gene ranking based on geNorm calculations. The M values of reference genes of UC-MSCs at passage 7 are calculated. (DOC 38 kb)
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Supplementary Figure 2Expression stability and housekeeping gene ranking based on geNorm calculations. The M values of reference genes of UC-MSCs at passage 15 are calculated. (DOC 54 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youwei Wang
    • 1
  • Zhibo Han
    • 2
  • Shulin Yan
    • 1
  • Aibin Mao
    • 1
  • Bin Wang
    • 1
  • He Ren
    • 1
  • Ying Chi
    • 2
  • Zhongchao Han
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Engineering Research Center of Cell Products, AmCellGene Co. Ltd, TEDATianjinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeNational Engineering Research Center of Cell ProductsTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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