A single molecule array for digital targeted molecular analyses
2009 (English)In: Nucleic Acids Research, ISSN 0305-1048, E-ISSN 1362-4962, Vol. 37, no 1, e7- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a new random array format together with a decoding scheme for targeted multiplex digital molecular analyses. DNA samples are analyzed using multiplex sets of padlock or selector probes that create circular DNA molecules upon target recognition. The circularized DNA molecules are amplified through rolling-circle amplification (RCA) to generate amplified single molecules (ASMs). A random array is generated by immobilizing all ASMs on a microscopy glass slide. The ASMs are identified and counted through serial hybridizations of small sets of tag probes, according to a combinatorial decoding scheme. We show that random array format permits at least 10 iterations of hybridization, imaging and dehybridization, a process required for the combinatorial decoding scheme. We further investigated the quantitative dynamic range and precision of the random array format. Finally, as a demonstration, the decoding scheme was applied for multiplex quantitative analysis of genomic loci in samples having verified copy-number variations. Of 31 analyzed loci, all but one were correctly identified and responded according to the known copy-number variations. The decoding strategy is generic in that the target can be any biomolecule which has been encoded into a DNA circle via a molecular probing reaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
England: Oxford University Press, , 2009. Vol. 37, no 1, e7- p.
padlock probe, RCA, single molecule detection, image analysis
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Computerized Image Analysis; Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87970DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkn921ISI: 000262335700033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87970DiVA: diva2:134050