Sensitive and specific method for detecting G protein-coupled receptor mRNAs

Arne Hansen, Yidong Chen, Jason M. Inman, Quang N. Phan, Zhi Qing Qi, Charlie C. Xiang, Miklos Palkovits, Natasha Cherman, Sergei A. Kuznetsov, Pamela G. Robey, Eva Mezey, Michael J. Brownstein

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) mediate effects of extracellular signaling molecules in all the body's cells. These receptors are encoded by scarce mRNAs; therefore, detecting their transcripts with conventional microarrays is difficult. We present a method based on multiplex PCR and array detection of amplicons to assay GPCR gene expression with as little as 1 μg of total RNA, and using it, we profiled three human bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology


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