Applied Biosystems Launches Molecular Tools for Measuring Gene Activity in Biological Pathways
Product News May 08, 2009
Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies Corporation has introduced a new set of molecular tools for investigating the role of specific genes involved in more than 80 key biological pathways.
The TaqMan® Array Gene Signature Plates enable scientists to measure the activity of multiple gene targets known to be expressed in biological pathways, processes, or disease states. This allows them to discover how changes in expression levels of those genes contribute to health and disease.
These tools enable researchers to adopt a systems biology approach to investigate the role gene networks play in complex biological processes and molecular pathologies by performing real-time PCR assays to develop biomarkers based on patterns of gene expression.
The TaqMan Array Gene Signature Plates are 96-well reaction plates containing pre-formatted and dried gold-standard TaqMan Gene Expression Assays. These new molecular tools provide researchers with a way to generate high-confidence gene expression data. The initial release of these array plates, which are available through Applied Biosystems’ website, supports pathways for research areas of interest such as lipidomics, apoptosis, and signal transduction, among others.