Identification of whole blood mRNA and microRNA biomarkers of tissue damage and immune function resulting from amphetamine exposure or heat stroke in adult male rats

February 2019

Luısa Camacho, Camila S. Silva, Joseph P. Hanig, Robert P. Schleimer, Nysia I. George, John F. Bowyer

A report from the USDA and others evaluate the effect of amphetamine and methamphetamine toxicity on immune systems and tissues using rat models. In particular, hyperthermic effects, due to the drug exposure or environmentally induces were studied. With hyperthermia, an increase in organ related transcripts were indicated and as was possible liver damage. In addition, changes to the immune system suggest modified risk of for HIV and other infections.

The PippinHT was used to isolated small RNA (15-35bp) Illumina libraries prior to sequencing.

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210273

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