quantitate gene expression - which method?

William Sun william at neuro.usc.edu
Wed Dec 2 20:37:59 EST 1998


Hello all,

I'm interested in quantitating the expression of a particular gene within 
rat heart after treatment with some hormones.  But I'm faced with several 
choices in regards to methods. Which one of the following is the best
(and most believable) method and why?:

1) northern blot
2) RNase protection assay
3) RT-PCR
4) in situ hybridization

Thanks for any input.


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