Frequently Asked Questions for RFA-HL-08-006: Molecular Phenotypes for Lung Diseases (R01)
Questions for February 2008:
Q:Can I use RNA from blood exclusively for this project?
A: No, respiratory tissues or primary cells from lung should be used. The cell lines derived from lung cells cannot be used unless they possess the molecular signatures that are relevant to the study.
Q: Can I measure microRNA in this project?
A: Yes, if you have evidence that the variation of expression profile of microRNA may be associated with the clinical phenotypes in your study. In addition, the expression of genome-wide microRNA genes (not candidate genes) should be measured
Last update: February 5, 2008