The NIA cDNA project in mouse stem cells and early embryos

Mark G. Carter, Yulan Piao, Dawood B. Dudekula, Yong Qian, Vincent VanBuren, Alexei A. Sharov, Tetsuya S. Tanaka, Patrick R. Martin, Uwem C. Bassey, Carole A. Stagg, Kazuhiro Aiba, Toshio Hamatani, Ryo Matoba, George J. Kargul, Minoru S.H. Ko

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A catalog of mouse genes expressed in early embryos, embryonic and adult stem cells was assembled, including 250 000 ESTs, representing approximately 39 000 unique transcripts. The cDNA libraries, enriched in full-length clones, were condensed into the NIA 15 and 7.4K clone sets, freely distributed to the research community, providing a standard platform for expression studies using microarrays. They are essential tools for studying mammalian development and stem cell biology, and to provide hints about the differential nature of embryonic and adult stem cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-940
Number of pages10
JournalComptes Rendus - Biologies
Issue number10-11
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Embryo
  • Genomics
  • Microarray
  • Pre-implantation development
  • Stem cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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