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Rapid HLA-DQB typing by eight polymerase chain reaction amplifications with sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP)

Bunce, M., Taylor, C.J. and Welsh, K.I. (1993) Rapid HLA-DQB typing by eight polymerase chain reaction amplifications with sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP). Human Immunology, 37 (4). pp. 201-206.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0198-8859(93)90502-R
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Abstract

Molecular genotyping of HLA class II genes using group-specific DNA amplification by the PCR followed by probing with (PCR-SSO) probes is too time consuming for the typing of cadaveric organ donors. Recently, amplification of DNA using PCR-SSP has proved a reliable and rapid method for typing HLA-DRB1 genes. PCR-SSP takes 2 hours to perform and is therefore suitable for the genotyping of cadaveric donors. We have designed a set of primers that in eight PCR reactions will positively identify the HLA-DQB1 alleles corresponding o the serologically defined series HLA-DQ2, DQ4, DQ5, DQ6, DQ7, DQ8, and DQ9. Presently, 30 homozygous cell lines and 138 individuals have been typed by the DQB1 PCR-SSP technique and compared with a combination of serology and RFLP with 100% concordance. No false-negative or false-positive amplifications were recorded. All combinations of DQB1 can be readily identified. DQB1 PCR-SSP can take as little as 130 minutes from start to finish, including DNA preparation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: 1993 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/5896
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