strain: B6.V-Lep ob gender: female age: 12 weeks tissue: gallbladder
biotinylated UTP and CTP
Female B6.V-lepob obese mice (n=24) aged 7 weeks were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME). Upon arrival, mice were placed on a standard chow diet and were allowed to acclimate fro 1 week before starting the experiment. For leptin treatments, mice received daily intraperitoneal injections of either recombinant mouse leptin (R&D Systems, Minneapolis, MN) (n=12) at a dose of 5 µg/g body weight or with saline as a control (n=12) for 4 weeks. At 12 weeks of age, mice were fasted overnight with free access to water. The following morning the mice underwent cholecystectomy. Three gallbladders were pooled and total RNA was isolated.
Data were generated using MAS 5.0 and normalized using global scaling.