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atrial appendage RNA-seq in non-, paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001005295 Other

Study Description

Understanding the interconnectedness of structural remodelling processes atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients could identify targets for future therapies. These data include transcriptome sequencing of atrial tissues of patients without AF, with paroxysmal AF and persistent AF (total n=64). In AF patients, epicardial cell gene expression decreased, contrasting with an upregulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal cell gene expression. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated thickening of the epicardium and an increased proportion of (myo)fibroblast-like cells in the myocardium, supporting enhanced EMT in AF. We furthermore report an upregulation of endothelial cell proliferation, angiogenesis and endothelial signalling. EMT and endothelial cell proliferation concurred with increased interstitial (myo)fibroblast-like cells and extracellular matrix gene expression including enhanced tenascin-c, thrombospondins, biglycan and versican. Morphological analysis discovered increased and redistributed glycosaminoglycans and collagens in the atria of AF patients. ... (Show More)

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001007693
64 left atrial appendages from patients without atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery, patients with paroxysmal AF and with persistent AF (~20 per group). Trizol RNA isolation, rRNA depletion, paired transcriptome sequencing on illumina NovaSeq 6000. Provided are FastQ and BAM files. Additional data (e.g. clinical characteristics, RIN values etc.) can be provided upon reasonable request. The same RNA samples (62 out of 64) were used for miRNA sequencing. Results from miRNA ... (Show More)
Illumina NovaSeq 6000 64

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