Coding and small non-coding transcriptional landscape of tuberous sclerosis complex cortical tubers: implications for pathophysiology and treatment

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002485 Other

Study Description

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder that results from a mutation in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes leading to constitutive activation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). TSC is associated with autism, intellectual disability and severe epilepsy. Cortical tubers are believed to represent the neuropathological substrates of these disabling manifestations in TSC. In the presented study we used high-throughput RNA sequencing in combination with systems-based computational approaches to investigate the complexity of the TSC molecular network. Overall we detected 438 differentially expressed genes and 991 differentially expressed small non-coding RNAs in cortical tubers compared to autopsy control brain tissue. We observed increased expression of genes associated with inflammatory, innate and adaptive immune responses. In contrast, we observed a down-regulation of genes associated with neurogenesis and glutamate receptor signaling. MicroRNAs represented the largest class of over-expressed small non-coding RNA species in tubers. In particular, our ... (Show More)

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This dataset contains both standard RNA-Seq and small RNA-Seq of TSC related cortical tubers and age matched cortical controls. For the standard RNA-Seq paired-end sequencing was carried out. Each sample was split across multiple lanes. For the files available here the multiple lanes have been merged together, resulting in one forward and one reverse .fastq file for each sample. Small RNA-Seq was carried out on the same samples that underwent standard RNA-Seq. Again paired-end sequencing was ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2500 44

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