Discrimination of single nucleotide polymorphisms by strand exchange assay using partially double-stranded probes.

Kazuya Hirata, Daisuke Ishii, Arihiro Kano, Asako Yamayoshi, Toshihiro Akaike, Atsushi Maruyama

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Previously we designed the partially double-stranded (PDS) probes that have protruding single-stranded portion for a single-base mismatch analysis. The single-stranded portion is engineered to sense existences of mismatches in the counterparts and to transduce it in strand exchange rates. Here we report the influence of probe length and operating conditions, such as temperature and buffer conditions, on the mismatch resolution using the PDS probes. Reliable detection of single-base mismatches was achieved even with a 45mer-long probe. By lowering operating temperature, the higher and faster discrimination of the mismatches was demonstrated. Addition of cationic comb-type copolymers (CCCs) in the buffer increased the reaction rate 3-4 orders without disordering the resolving power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalNucleic acids symposium series (2004)
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


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