Journal article

SIMPLIFIED COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS OF POLYMERASE CHAIN-REACTIONS - DETECTION OF HIV SEQUENCES IN AIDS PATIENTS

DJ KEMP, MJ CHURCHILL, DB SMITH, BA BIGGS, SJ FOOTE, MG PETERSON, N SAMARAS, NJ DEACON, R DOHERTY

Gene | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1990

Abstract

We have previously described a colorimetric test, designated an amplified DNA assay (ADA), for specific segments of DNA amplified by polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), suited to diagnostic applications. This relied on binding the amplified DNA via a sequence in one oligodeoxyribonucleotide (oligo) to the DNA-binding protein GCN4 coated on the wells of a microtiter dish. Avidin-peroxidase was then bound to biotin at the 5' end of the other oligo and detected colorimetrically. Two successive PCRs with nested oligos were utilized. We describe here several modifications that greatly simplify the ADA. First, we bind the DNA to a glutathione S-transferase-GCN4 fused polypeptide (GST-GCN4) and avid..

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