Candidate Gene Testing in Clinical Cohort Studies with Multiplexed Genotyping and Mass Spectrometry.
Sarah E Ashley, Braydon A Meyer, Justine A Ellis, David J Martino
Journal of Visualized Experiments | Published : 2018
Complex diseases are often underpinned by multiple common genetic variants that contribute to disease susceptibility. Here, we describe a cost-effective tag single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) approach using a multiplexed genotyping assay with mass spectrometry, to investigate gene pathway associations in clinical cohorts. We investigate the food allergy candidate locus Interleukin13 (IL13) as an example. This method efficiently maximizes the coverage by taking advantage of shared linkage disequilibrium (LD) within a region. Selected LD SNPs are then designed into a multiplexed assay, enabling up to 40 different SNPs to be analyzed simultaneously, boosting cost-effectiveness. Polymerase cha..View full abstract