Discovery of Differentially Expressed Genes

Technical Considerations
  • Øystein Røsok
  • Mouldy Sioud
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 360)


Identification and characterization of differentially expressed genes may be an important first step toward the understanding of both normal physiology and disease. A multitude of techniques belonging to two main categories have been developed to identify the differences in gene expression between samples from different biological origin: selection techniques and global techniques. Whereas the selection techniques strive to identify specific differentially expressed genes, the global techniques analyze the total transcriptome or a major part of the RNA population in a defined biological material. By exploiting the known sequences of the adaptors used in suppressive subtraction hybridization technique, a strategy named novel rescue—suppression-subtractive hybridization was developed. It should facilitate the discovery of differentially expressed genes.

Key Words

Differential display microarray representational difference analysis (RDA) serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) target discovery target identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Øystein Røsok
    • 1
  • Mouldy Sioud
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium HospitalUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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