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 ...
Profiling Using the LightCycler® 480 System
Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) has become the de facto standard for nucleic acid quantification. This achievement is due in large part to its sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, large dynamic range of linear quantification, and its speed. The qPCR
The Universal ProbeLibrary (UPL) is a detection system for real-time PCR based on locked nucleic acid (LNA) probes. We tested the efficiency of the UPL for the quantification of maize transcripts on two detection platforms. The results indicate that
The LightCycler® Real-time PCR Systems provide fast, accurate, and versatile platforms for genetic variation research. They feature the temperature homogeneity and the optical characteristics re-quired for high-performance melting curve analysis. The plate-based LightCycler® 480 System now ...
An assay to detect and quantify Legionella spp. in water samples was successfully transferred from a capillary-based LightCycler® Instrument to the novel multiwell plate-based LightCycler® 480 System. A previously described protocol was easily adapte
The Rapid Translation System (RTS) represents a cell-free system that allows efficient production of protein from linear DNA sequences. This article gives a brief outline of the use of the RTS technology in linear epitope mapping and shows its promise for reducing time-consuming cloning and ...
Germ-line alterations of the BRCA1 gene confer a lifetime risk of 40% for ovarian cancers and of 40%-80% for breast cancers. It is likely that BRCA1 acts as a tumor suppressor gene. BRCA1 involvement in breast cancers does not seem to be restricted
Mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA1, occur in the majority of families with multiple members affected with breast or ovarian cancer. Women who inherit a BRCA1 mutation have 40%-80% risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer. However, up to 90% of breast cancers are ...