For the understanding of interactions in the muscle-growth directing myostatin-pathway and therefore also for the establishment of high sensitive detection strategies for gene-doping, detailed studies of protein concentration levels in biological matrices and appropriate highly sensitive analytic ...
Transfection of cells is one of the main techniques used to influence gene expression. Most primary cells and human skeletal myoblasts (SkMC) in particular are very difficult to transfect, whereas for cell lines such as C2C12, many suitable transfection reagents and protocols are available. Few ...
Manual nucleic acid isolation with High Pure products is long approved by the scientific community. The product portfolio includes kits for isolation of genomic RNA and DNA, plasmid DNA as well as purification of reaction products. Key goal for all p
One of the most interesting aspects of real-time PCR based on detection of fluorophoric-labeled oligonucleotides, such as Hydrolysis probes, and Molecular Beacons, is the possibility of being able to detect conveniently multiple targets in the same
Smoking behavior is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Moreover, smoking initiation and smoking persistence have a heritability of at least 50%. A large body of work has been dedicated to associating multiple genetic markers of neu
Alexandre Evrard1,2, Caroline Raynal1,2, Jean-Christophe Boyer2, Lionel Le Gallic2, and Serge Lumbroso1,2 1Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Département d'Oncologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Montpellier, France, 2Laboratoire de Biochimie, Hôpita
Several scientific studies support the claim that natural scrapie is associated with polymorphisms at three codons within the sheep prion protein (PrP) gene. Genotyping of these codons (codon 136 [alanine, valine], 154 [arginine, histidine], and 171 [glutamine, arginine, histidine]) might enable ...
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are naturally occurring, highly conserved families of transcripts (18-25 nt in length) that are processed from larger hairpin precursors. Both plant and animal genomes encode miRNAs, and to date, there are over 4000 mature miRNA tr
The teleost zebrafish is a widely used model organism for the study of developmental and disease-related processes in vertebrates, including humans. Understanding these processes at a molecular and cellular level frequently requires the estimation of
High-resolution melting (HRM) is a novel, homogeneous, post-PCR method, enabling genomic researchers to analyze genetic variations (SNPs, mutations, methylations) in PCR amplicons. The most important high-resolution melting application is gene scanning - the search for the presence of unknown ...