From RNA isolation to microarray analysis: Comparison of methods in FFPE tissues

Belder, Nevin
Coskun, Oznur
İlk Dağ, Özlem
ÖZDAĞ, Hilal
Background: Genome-wide gene expression profiling analysis of FFPE tissue samples is indispensable for cancer research and provides the opportunity to evaluate links between molecular and clinical information, however, working with FFPE samples is challenging due to extensive cross-linking, fragmentation and limited quantities of nucleic acid. Thus, processing of FFPE tissue samples from RNA extraction to microarray analysis still needs optimization.


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N. Belder et al., “From RNA isolation to microarray analysis: Comparison of methods in FFPE tissues,” PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, pp. 678–685, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: