Journal article

Rapid and sensitive detection of type II porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification combined with a vertical flow visualization strip.

Hongchao Gou, Jieru Deng, Jingjing Pei, Jiaying Wang, Wenjun Liu, Mingqiu Zhao, Jinding Chen

Journal of Virological Methods | Published : 2014

Abstract

Reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) was combined with a vertical flow (VF) nucleic acid detection strip to develop a universal assay for the detection of type II porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). The loop primers were labeled separately with biotin and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) in this assay. Using optimized parameters, the whole reaction could be completed in <50 min in a completely enclosed environment. The detection limit of this assay was found to be 1 pg RNA, 30 tissue culture infective dose 50 (TCID50) virus, or 230 copies of recombinant plasmid DNA, which is relatively higher than that of RT-LAMP analyzed by agarose..

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