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Genome Med. 2010 Sep 22;2(9):70. doi: 10.1186/gm191.

Detection of DNA fusion junctions for BCR-ABL translocations by Anchored ChromPET.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, School of Medicine, 1300 Jefferson Pk Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0733, USA.


Anchored ChromPET, a technique to capture and interrogate targeted sequences in the genome, has been developed to identify chromosomal aberrations and define breakpoints. Using this method, we could define the BCR-ABL1 translocation DNA breakpoint to a base-pair resolution in Philadelphia chromosome-positive samples. This DNA-based method is highly sensitive and can detect the fusion junction using samples from which it is hard to obtain RNA or cells where the RNA expression has been silenced.

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