The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Identification and characterization of differentially expressed genes in the early response phase during liver regeneration.

It has been suggested that the early response was a critical regulator of the remaining quiescent liver cells reentering the cell cycle after partial hepatectomy. The identification of genetic factors and function important in the early response phase during liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy will help in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of hepatic injuries. Through the application of complementary DNA representational difference analysis (RDA), we have identified genes that are up-regulated in early response phase during liver regeneration. Results from slot blot and Northern blot analysis confirmed that the RDA products were truly differentially expressed. In addition to well-characterized up-regulated genes during liver regeneration, including IGFBP-1, LRF-1, and metallothionein, we demonstrate the differential expression of at least 6 genes previously not known to be associated with liver regeneration. PC3 and TEC genes were identified as immediate-early response genes and were dramatically increased following partial hepatectomy. Ribosomal protein L6, ribosomal protein S7, chaperonin 10, and cytochrome oxidase I were identified to be up-regulated 4- to 5-fold after 70% partial hepatectomy. In addition to the known genes, 7 novel genes were isolated. Among them, two genes showed their up-regulation in liver regeneration by Northern blot analysis. One was exclusively expressed in liver, and no expression was observed in other tissues. Peak expression, 30-fold above baseline, occurred 60 min after 70% hepatectomy. Cycloheximide pretreatment could not suppress the induction of this gene, indicating that this gene as a novel immediate-early response gene following partial hepatectomy. The novel gene, which was represented three times in the differential clones, may be one of the highly up-expressed genes in regenerating liver. Its transcript is undetectable in normal liver; its level of mRNA increased by 0.5 h after 2/3 partial hepatectomy, reaching a maximum at 2 h. This gene is similar to human alpha-1-beta-glycoprotein (40%). These results suggest a role of these genes in the early response phase of liver regeneration.[1]


  1. Identification and characterization of differentially expressed genes in the early response phase during liver regeneration. Xu, W., Wang, S., Wang, G., Wei, H., He, F., Yang, X. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2000) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities