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Series GSE71220 Query DataSets for GSE71220
Status Public on Jul 23, 2015
Title The effect of statins on blood gene expression in COPD
Organism Homo sapiens
Experiment type Expression profiling by array
Summary Background: COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and predicted to rank third by 2020. Statins are commonly used lipid lowering agents with documented benefits on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and have also been shown to have pleiotropic effects including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity. Objective: Identify a gene signature associated with statin use in the blood of COPD patients, and identify molecular mechanisms and pathways underpinning this signature that could explain any potential benefits in COPD. Methods: Whole blood gene expression was measured on 168 statin users and 452 non-users from the ECLIPSE (Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints) study. Gene expression was measured using the Affymetrix Human Gene 1.1 ST microarray chips. Factor Analysis for Robust Microarray Summarization (FARMS) was used to process the expression data and to filter out non-informative probe sets. Differential gene expression analysis was undertaken using the Linear Models for Microarray data (Limma) package adjusting for propensity score and employing a surrogate variable analysis. Similarity of the expression signal with published gene expression profiles was performed in ProfileChaser. Results: 18 genes were differentially expressed between statin users and non-users at a false discovery rate of 10%. Top genes included LDLR, ABCA1, ABCG1, MYLIP, SC4MOL, and DHCR24. The 18 genes were significantly enriched in pathways and biological processes related to cholesterol homeostasis and metabolism, and were enriched for transcription factor binding sites for sterol regulatory element binding protein 2 (SREBP-2). The resulting gene signature showed correlation with Huntington disease, Parkinson’s disease and acute myeloid leukemia. Conclusion: Statins gene signature was not enriched in any pathways related to respiratory diseases, beyond the drug’s effect on cholesterol homeostasis.
Overall design Study subjects were a subset of those with COPD from the Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) study (Vestbo et al.), funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK Study No. SCO104960, NCT00292552). ECLIPSE is a non-interventional, observational, multicentre, three-year study in people with COPD. Blood was collected in PAXGene tubes and frozen at -80oC. In this work we have looked at the effect of statins on gene expression in 620 subjects of whom 168 were statin users. ECLIPSE study was described in: Vestbo J, Anderson W, Coxson HO, et al.: Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate End-points (ECLIPSE). Eur Respir J. 2008;31(4):869-73
Citation(s) 26462087, 27154971
Submission date Jul 22, 2015
Last update date Nov 08, 2016
Contact name Bruce Maxwell McManus
Phone 604-806-8586
Organization name PROOF Centre of Excellence
Department UBC James Hogg Research Centre
Street address 1081 Burrard Street
City Vancouver
State/province BC
ZIP/Postal code V6Z 1Y6
Country Canada
Platforms (1)
GPL11532 [HuGene-1_1-st] Affymetrix Human Gene 1.1 ST Array [transcript (gene) version]
Samples (617)
GSM1830157 WB_non-statin_pt_1
GSM1830158 WB_statin_pt_1
GSM1830159 WB_non-statin_pt_2
BioProject PRJNA290626

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