Polymerase chain reaction: amplification of DNA from fixed tissue

Domnita Crisan, Evan M. Cadoff, Joan C. Mattson, Kathleen A. Hartle

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Abstract

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allows the analysis of DNA from biologic samples containing only nanogram quantities of DNA. We used DNA purified from fresh or fresh frozen peripheral blood (PB) leukocytes and formalin, or B-5 fixed bone marrow aspirate clots (BM). A sequence of the β-globin gene was amplified via the PCR then hybridized with allele specific oligonucleotide probes for hemoglobin A, S, and C. All DNA preparations, including formalin and B-5 fixed BMs, were successfully amplified; the hybridization of the amplified products resulted in patterns consistent with the hemoglobin phenotype for all patients. PCR can be used on DNA from many sources; retrospective studies using paraffin embedded fixed tissue are possible because extremely small amounts of DNA present in fixed tissue can be successfully amplified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-495
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Polymerase chain reaction
Amplification
Tissue
Polymerase Chain Reaction
DNA
Formaldehyde
Hemoglobin C
Hemoglobin A
Sickle Hemoglobin
Globins
Oligonucleotide Probes
Paraffin
Bone
Hemoglobins
Leukocytes
Blood
Retrospective Studies
Genes
Bone Marrow
Alleles

Keywords

  • bone marrow DNA
  • DNA amplification
  • fixed tissue DNA
  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • β-globin gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Polymerase chain reaction : amplification of DNA from fixed tissue. / Crisan, Domnita; Cadoff, Evan M.; Mattson, Joan C.; Hartle, Kathleen A.

In: Clinical Biochemistry, Vol. 23, No. 6, 1990, p. 489-495.

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Crisan, Domnita ; Cadoff, Evan M. ; Mattson, Joan C. ; Hartle, Kathleen A. / Polymerase chain reaction : amplification of DNA from fixed tissue. In: Clinical Biochemistry. 1990 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 489-495.
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