De Novo Transcriptomic Approach to Study Thyroid Hormone Receptor Action in Non-mammalian Models

  • Nicolas Buisine
  • Gwenneg Kerdivel
  • Laurent M. Sachs
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1801)


Thyroid hormones are pleiotropic hormones involved in chordates physiology. Understanding their functions and mechanisms is also instrumental to diagnose dys-regulations and get a predictive power that can applied to medicine, ecology, etc. Today, high-throughput sequencing technologies offer the opportunity to address this issue not only in model organisms but also in non-model organisms. Here, we describe a method that makes use of RNA-seq to address differential expression analysis in non-model organism.

Key words

Thyroid hormones Transcriptome assembly Transcriptome annotation Differential expression analysis 



This work was supported by the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifque” (PEPS ExoMod “Triton” to L.M.S.) and the “Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle” (Action Transversale du Muséum “Formes possibles, Formes réalisées” and Action Transversale du Muséum “Cycles biologiques” to L.M.S., and the Scientifc council post-doctoral position to G.K.). We thank J. Pedraza and the PCIA services for providing intensive computation infrastructure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Buisine
    • 1
  • Gwenneg Kerdivel
    • 1
  • Laurent M. Sachs
    • 1
  1. 1.Function and Mechanism of Action of Thyroid Hormone Receptor group, UMR 7221 CNRS and Muséum National d’Histoire NaturelleSorbonne UniversitésParisFrance

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