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A mechanistic basis for amplification differences between samples and between genome regions.
Veal C., Freeman P., Jacobs K., Lancaster O., Jamain S., Leboyer M., Albanes D., Vaghela R., Gut I., Chanock S. et al
BMC Genomics 13, 1 (2012) 455 - http://www.hal.inserm.fr/inserm-00740919
A mechanistic basis for amplification differences between samples and between genome regions.
Colin Veal1, Peter Freeman1, Kevin Jacobs2, 3, Owen Lancaster1, Stéphane Jamain4, 5, Marion Leboyer4, 5, Demetrius Albanes2, Reshma Vaghela1, Ivo Gut6, Stephen Chanock2, Anthony Brookes () 1
1 :  Genetics Department
University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH
2 :  Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, 20892-7335
3 :  Core Genotyping Facility
National Cancer Institute
SAIC-Frederick Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
4 :  IMRB - Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale
INSERM : U955 – Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne (UPEC) – IFR10
8 rue du Général Sarrail 94010 Créteil
5 :  Service de psychiatrie
Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) – Hôpital Henri Mondor – Hôpital Albert Chenevier
6 :  Centre Nacional d'Analisi Genomica
Centre Nacional d'Analisi Genomica
Barcelona, 08028
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: For many analytical methods the efficiency of DNA amplification varies across the genome and between samples. The most affected genome regions tend to correlate with high C + G content, however this relationship is complex and does not explain why the direction and magnitude of effects varies considerably between samples. RESULTS: Here, we provide evidence that sequence elements that are particularly high in C + G content can remain annealed even when aggressive melting conditions are applied. In turn, this behavior creates broader 'Thermodynamically Ultra-Fastened' (TUF) regions characterized by incomplete denaturation of the two DNA strands, so reducing amplification efficiency throughout these domains. CONCLUSIONS: This model provides a mechanistic explanation for why some genome regions are particularly difficult to amplify and assay in many procedures, and importantly it also explains inter-sample variability of this behavior. That is, DNA samples of varying quality will carry more or fewer nicks and breaks, and hence their intact TUF regions will have different lengths and so be differentially affected by this amplification suppression mechanism -- with 'higher' quality DNAs being the most vulnerable. A major practical consequence of this is that inter-region and inter-sample variability can be largely overcome by employing routine fragmentation methods (e.g. sonication or restriction enzyme digestion) prior to sample amplification.
Sciences du Vivant/Biochimie, Biologie Moléculaire/Génomique, Transcriptomique et Protéomique

Articles dans des revues avec comité de lecture
BMC Genomics (BMC Genomics)
Publisher BioMed Central
ISSN 1471-2164 

DNA amplification – DNA denaturation – C + G – Illumina infinium
This research was supported by Action Medical Research (grants SP4139 and SP4483) and by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) project READNA (grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2008-201418).
Numéro Cordis 201418
Acronyme READNA
Titre REvolutionary Approaches and Devices for Nucleic Acid Analysis
Financé par HEALTH
Début 2008-06-01
Date de fin 2012-05-31
Identifiant de l'appel FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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