Journal article

Degenerate oligonucleotide primed-polymerase chain reaction-based array comparative genomic hybridization for extensive amplicon profiling of breast cancers - A new approach for the molecular analysis of paraffin-embedded cancer tissue

Y Daigo, SF Chin, KL Gorringe, LG Bobrow, BAJ Ponder, PDP Pharoah, C Caldas

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY | AMER SOC INVESTIGATIVE PATHOLOGY, INC | Published : 2001

Abstract

We have developed a protocol for degenerate oligonucleotide-primed-polymerase chain reaction-based array comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) that, when combined with a laser microdissection technique, allows the analysis of cancer cell populations isolated from routine, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples. Comparison of copy number changes detected by degenerate oligonucleotide-primed-polymerase chain reaction-based array CGH to those detected by conventional array CGH or fluorescence in situ hybridization, demonstrated that amplifications can be reliably detected. Using a genomic microarray containing 57 oncogenes, we screened a total of 28 breast cancer samples and o..

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