Genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms using base-quenched probe: A method does not invariably depend on the deoxyguanosine nucleotide

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Most available methods for detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are based principally on the system that can produce an increased fluorescence signal during hybridization. In the current study, we demonstrate a method of base-quenched probe for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) genotyping that requires only a pair of primers and one fluorescent probe and does not invariably depend on the deoxyguanosine nucleotide. This method further exploits the phenomenon of fluorescence quenching of fluorescent-labeled probe during hybridization to its complementary target gene's sequence. 6-Carboxyfluorescein (FAM) can be directly conjugated to a base of either adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), or guanine (G), referred to as A-, T-, C-, or G-quenched probe, respectively, at either the 5' or 3' end. For describing the method in detail, we chose apolipoprotein M (apoM) as a target gene in the current study. DNA sequencing analyses validated that all four types of base-quenched probes could provide unbiased genotyping results (K = 1, P = 0.000), although the maximum speed of fluorescence increase, max(dF/dT), when using the G-quenched probe method, was approximately twofold lower than the others (P < 0.0001). Moreover, we applied this method to detect another seven SNPs in the genomes of phospholipase A2, monocyte chemoattractant protein I (MCP1), and L-ficolin, further confirming our method. It is concluded that this method is precise, simple, and economic as well as suitable for large-scale genotyping Studies. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Sidor (från-till)161-166
TidskriftAnalytical Biochemistry
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2009
Peer review utfördJa