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Biosens Bioelectron. 2013 Jul 15;45:141-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.01.061. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

DNAzyme based gap-LCR detection of single-nucleotide polymorphism.

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  • 1Natural Products Research Center, Chengdu Institution of Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu 610041, PR China.


Fast and accurate detection of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is thought more and more important for understanding of human physiology and elucidating the molecular based diseases. A great deal of effort has been devoted to developing accurate, rapid, and cost-effective technologies for SNP analysis. However most of those methods developed to date incorporate complicated probe labeling and depend on advanced equipment. The DNAzyme based Gap-LCR detection method averts any chemical modification on probes and circumvents those problems by incorporating a short functional DNA sequence into one of LCR primers. Two kinds of exonuclease are utilized in our strategy to digest all the unreacted probes and release the DNAzymes embedded in the LCR product. The DNAzyme applied in our method is a versatile tool to report the result of SNP detection in colorimetric or fluorometric ways for different detection purposes.

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