Quantitative microscopy after fluorescence in situ hybridization - a comparison between repeat-depleted and non-depleted DNA probes.
J Rauch, D Wolf, JM Craig, M Hausmann, C Cremer
Journal of Proteomics | Published : 2000
Complex probes used in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) usually contain repetitive DNA sequences. For chromosome painting, in situ suppression of these repetitive DNA sequences has been well established. Standard painting protocols require large amounts of an unlabeled 'blocking agent', for instance Cot-1 DNA. Recently, it has become possible to remove repetitive DNA sequences from library probes by means of magnetic purification and affinity PCR. Such a 'repeat depleted library probe' was hybridized to the q-arm of chromosome 15 of human metaphase spreads and interphase cell nuclei without any preannealing by Cot-1 DNA. Apart from this, 'standard' FISH conditions were used. After i..View full abstract