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The main focus in proteomic studies is on the identification of proteins in given biological samples. Proteins isolated and separated from a given sample (e.g., whole cell lysates, blood or tissue, protein complexes) by immunoprecipitation or affinit
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
The Genome Sequencer FLX System from 454 Life Sciences and Roche Applied Science is a versatile sequencing platform suitable for a wide range of applications, including de novo sequencing and assembly of genomic DNA, transcriptome sequencing, small R
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
A major problem in some areas of cancer research is the difficulty of transfecting a significant number of the cells of interest, while minimizing the cytotoxic or other off-target effects of the transfection event itself. It is well-known that the use of some transfection reagents results in ...