Decoding Neuron Transcriptome by SAGE

Y. C. Kim, S. M. Wang

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Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) is a widely used technique for gene expression studies and novel gene identification. SAGE has been extensively used to analyze gene expression in the human brain, including normal brain tissue and various types of brain tumor samples. This article summarizes the SAGE data collected from the human brain. Comparison with known human transcript sequences shows that most of the known human genes are expressed in the brain tissues. Mapping SAGE tags to the human genome sequences suggests the presence of substantial unknown transcribed regions in the human genome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - 2009


  • Annotation
  • Brain
  • Brain tumor
  • Gene expression
  • Genome
  • LongSAGE
  • Mapping
  • Normal tissue
  • Novel gene
  • SAGE
  • Tag
  • Transcriptome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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