Journal article

ENRICHMENT OF SPECIFIC GENES FROM GENOMIC DNA OR FROM CLONE LIBRARY DNA, USING R-LOOPING

BM TYLER, JM ADAMS

Gene | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1980

Abstract

We have developed a procedure for enriching DNA for specific sequences that is based on R-looping (Thomas et al., 1976). R-loops are formed with the DNA using mRNAs containing the sequence of interest and then isolated on poly(U)-sepharose via the poly(A) tail of the mRNA. Model experiments showed that plasmid DNA containing a cDNA copy of an immunoglobulin kappa chain mRNA could be selectively retrieved using this procedure. Approx. 5-10% of the kappa sequences in mouse embryo DNA could be recovered by R-looping, while non-specific binding of mouse DNA to the poly(U)-sepharose column was 0.03-0.04%. This represents a 100-200-fold enrichment of mouse genomic kappa sequences. We have also use..

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