Laser Capture Microdissection for Analysis of Gene Expression in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue

  • Ru Jiang
  • Rona S. Scott
  • Lindsey M. Hutt-FletcherEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 755)


A combination of laser capture microdissection and reverse transcriptase real-time quantitative PCR ­provides a powerful tool for the analysis of relative gene expression in archived tissue specimens. This chapter describes standard methodologies that can be used to determine the relative levels of gene expression in individual cells captured from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues.

Key words

Formalin-fixed tissues Laser capture microdissection Gene expression Reverse transcription Real-time quantitative PCR 



This work was supported by grants DE 016669 and CA114416.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ru Jiang
    • 1
  • Rona S. Scott
    • 1
  • Lindsey M. Hutt-Fletcher
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology and Feist-Weiller Cancer CenterLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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