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Immunogenetics. 1990;32(4):231-41.

Rapid HLA-DPB typing using enzymatically amplified DNA and nonradioactive sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes.

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  • 1Department of Human Genetics, Cetus Corporation, Emeryville, CA 94608.


A simple and rapid method for characterizing the polymorphism at the HLA-DPB1 locus has been developed. The procedure involves the selective amplification of the polymorphic second exon of the DPB1 locus by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), followed by hybridization of the amplified DNA with 15 nonisotopic sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes. There are no sequences within the second exon of the DPB1 locus that uniquely define an allele; rather, each allele appears to arise from the shuffling of a limited number of polymorphic nucleotide sequences in six regions of variability. Consequently, individual alleles are identified by the pattern of hybridization of the 15 probes. Two formats for typing are described. In Format I (the dot-blot), the amplified DNA is ultraviolet (UV) cross-linked to a nylon membrane and hybridized with the oligonucleotide probes which are covalently labeled with horseradish peroxidase (HRP). In Format II (the reverse dot-blot), the oligonucleotides, which have poly-T tails, are bound to the membrane and the immobilized array of probes is hybridized to the PCR product which has incorporated biotinylated primers during the amplification process. In both formats, hybridization is detected by a simple colorimetric reaction. The application of this technology to the fields of tissue typing and individual identity is discussed.

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