Gene expression profiling: monitoring transcription and translation products using DNA microarrays and proteomics

FEBS Lett. 2000 Aug 25;480(1):2-16. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(00)01771-3.


Novel and powerful technologies such as DNA microarrays and proteomics have made possible the analysis of the expression levels of multiple genes simultaneously both in health and disease. In combination, these technologies promise to revolutionize biology, in particular in the area of molecular medicine as they are expected to reveal gene regulation events involved in disease progression as well as to pinpoint potential targets for drug discovery and diagnostics. Here, we review the current status of these technologies and highlight some studies in which they have been applied in concert to the analysis of biopsy specimens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biopsy
  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Databases as Topic
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional / methods
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Neoplasms / pathology
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Proteins / analysis
  • Proteins / genetics
  • Proteome*
  • Transcription, Genetic / genetics


  • Proteins
  • Proteome