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Gene expression profiles were generated from induced sputum samples from 47 asthma patients and were grouped by the inflammatory phenotype assigned using sputum cell counts into neutrophilic asthma (n=12), eosinophilic asthma (n=17) and paucigranulocytic asthma (n=18). RNA was extracted, amplified and hybridised to Illumina Sentrix HumanRef-8 Version 2 Expression BeadChips, and genes that were differentially expressed between asthma inflammatory phenotypes were compared.
Gene expression comparisons were made between: 1. asthmatics and healthy controls, and 2. Th2 high asthma and Th2 Low asthma/Healthy controls. The gene expression alterations most associated with asthma were then used in gene set enrichment analyses and gene signature development to compare this asthma dataset to COPD gene expression datasets.
Upon the onset of ‘common cold’, volunteers were instructed to attend the first of three required visits to the study clinic. The first and second visits were designed to obtain samples and clinical data during the early and late stages of symptomatic illness respectively, whereas the third visit would occur when volunteers were asymptomatic and serve as a prospective baseline (BL) for the study.
Peripheral blood was collected from adults with eosinophilic asthma (EA; n=21), paucigranulocytic asthma (PGA; n=22), neutrophilic asthma (NA; n=9), and healthy controls (n =10). Blood monocytes were isolated using ficoll density gradient and immuno-magnetic cell separation. Bisulfite converted genomic DNA was hybridised to Illumina Infinium Methylation27 arrays, and analysed for differential methylation using R/Bioconductor packages
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mRNA samples were collected from circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells from healthy donors as well as donors with severe and non-severe asthma.
17 subjects were included in a cross-sectional study (6 allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis; 5 allergic rhinitis; 6 healthy controls). RNA was extracted from isolated and cultured epithelial cells from bronchial brushes and nasal biopsies, and analyzed by microarray (Affymetrix U133+ PM Genechip Array).
Asthmatic airway smooth muscle cells (ASMC) are intrinsically different and have a differential transcriptional response to pro-fibrotic, pro-proliferation and pro-inflammatory stimuli than ASMC from healthy patients. We sought to identify genes that are differentially expressed between asthmatic and healthy ASMC under various stimulations which mimic the asthmatic airways. To this end, we obtained human ASMC from bronchial biopsies and explanted lungs from doctor diagnosed asthmatic patients...