Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
J Biosci Bioeng. 2000;90(4):456-8.

Single-step single-molecule PCR of DNA with a homo-priming sequence using a single primer and hot-startable DNA polymerase.

Author information

  • 1Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan.

Abstract

We have previously reported that a protein library can be constructed by directly combining PCR amplification of a single DNA molecule and cell-free protein synthesis. To specifically amplify single DNA molecules, however, two-step PCR with nested primers was used. Here we describe a simpler method for single-step amplification of a single molecule. The method involves the use of both hot-startable DNA polymerase and a DNA template that has homo-priming sequences at both ends for amplification using a single primer. These two modifications greatly decreased the possibility of formation and subsequent accumulation, respectively, of primer-dimers that inhibit the amplification of target template. In addition, a high-fidelity DNA polymerase was successfully used, resulting in the significant reduction of the accumulation of mutations during amplification.

PMID:
16232890
[PubMed]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk