Transcript array analysis in rheumatology

Jerry A. Molitor, Jane H. Buckner, Gerald T. Nepom

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Transcript array analysis is a novel technique that examines the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. Transcript array analyses are being used to clarify the diagnosis and prognosis of malignancies, and to understand the underlying pathogenesis of complex human disorders such as the rheumatic diseases. In this review, the authors will outline the use of transcript arrays to simultaneously assess gene activation of hundreds or thousands of genes, and their potential use in understanding and managing rheumatic disorders. The authors focus on the use of transcript arrays to confirm and refine disease diagnoses, to generate new hypotheses regarding pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases, and to the possible profiling of patients with respect to their likely response to therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-176
Number of pages26
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


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