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Comp Funct Genomics. 2003;4(5):520-4. doi: 10.1002/cfg.320.

Use of complex DNA and antibody microarrays as tools in functional analyses.

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Division of Functional Genome Analysis, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 580, Heidelberg D-69120, Germany.


While the deciphering of basic sequence information on a genomic scale is yielding complete genomic sequences in ever-shorter intervals, experimental procedures for elucidating the cellular effects and consequences of the DNA-encoded information become critical for further analyses. In recent years, DNA microarray technology has emerged as a prime candidate for the performance of many such functional assays. Technically, array technology has come a long way since its conception some 15 years ago, initially designed as a means for large-scale mapping and sequencing.The basic arrangement, however, could be adapted readily to serve eventually as an analytical tool in a large variety of applications. On their own or in combination with other methods, microarrays open up many new avenues of functional analysis.

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