Reducing Sequence Artifacts in Amplicon-Based Massively Parallel Sequencing of Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded DNA by Enzymatic Depletion of Uracil-Containing Templates
Hongdo Do, Stephen Q Wong, Jason Li, Alexander Dobrovic
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER ASSOC CLINICAL CHEMISTRY | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are routinely used for detecting mutational biomarkers in patients with cancer. A previous intractable challenge with FFPE DNA in genetic testing has been the high number of artifactual single-nucleotide changes (SNCs), particularly for the detection of low-level mutations. Pretreatment of FFPE DNA with uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG) can markedly reduce these C:G>T:A SNCs with a small panel of amplicons. This procedure has implications for massively parallel sequencing approaches to mutation detection from DNA. We investigated whether sequence artifacts were problematic in amplicon-based massively parallel sequencing and what effect ..View full abstract
H. Do, Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Cancer Council of Victoria; A. Dobrovic, Cancer Council of Victoria, Cancer Australia, National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia).