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Nucleic Acids Res. 1988 Aug 11;16(15):7351-67.

A general method of in vitro preparation and specific mutagenesis of DNA fragments: study of protein and DNA interactions.

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

Abstract

Specific, end-labeled DNA fragments can be simply and rapidly prepared using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Such fragments are suitable for use in DNase I protection footprint assays, chemical sequencing reactions, and for the production and analysis of paused RNA polymerase transcription complexes. Moreover, a general means of introducing a specific mutation at any position along the length of such PCR-generated fragments is described. These procedures, which can circumvent the need for large-scale phage or plasmid growths, preparative gel-electrophoresis and the screening of molecular clones, can facilitate the rapid study of sequence-specific interactions of proteins and DNA. A rapid means of removing excess oligonucleotide primers from completed PCRs is also described.

PMID:
3045756
PMCID:
PMC338413
DOI:
10.1093/nar/16.15.7351
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