Microarray Analysis Using Competitive Hybridization
Poster Feb 01, 2007
J. Bishop, C. Wilson, A. M. Chagovetz and S. Blair
In this work we explore the effects of wild-type and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) target specie concentrations, temperature, and the time of hybridization on sensing specificity in two component systems. A finite element method is used to simulate the diffusion of DNA through a microfluidic chamber to the sensing surface of bound oligonucleotide probes where hybridization of DNA is modeled using the corresponding chemical reaction equation assuming low grafting density.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with type 2 diabetes. The majority of these are located in the intergenic or intragenic regions suggesting that the implicated variants may alter chromatin conformation. This, in turn, is likely to influence the expression of nearby or more remotely located genes to alter beta cell function. At present, however, detailed molecular and functional analyses are still lacking for most of these variants. We recently analysed one of these loci and mapped five causal variants in an islet-specific enhancer cluster within the STARD10 gene locus. Here, we aimed to understand how these causal variants influence b-cell function by alteration of the chromatin structure of enhancer clusterREAD MORE
The nuclear receptors pregnane X receptor (PXR) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) are closely related transcription factors that regulate the expression of phase I (cytochrome P450s), phase II metabolizing enzymes and transporter genes in response to xenobiotics, including prescription drugs.READ MORE