Real-time monitoring of rolling-circle amplification using a modified molecular beacon design
2002 (English)In: Nucleic Acids Research, ISSN 0305-1048, E-ISSN 1362-4962, Vol. 30, no 14, e66- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We describe a method to monitor rolling-circle replication of circular oligonucleotides in dual-color and in real-time using molecular beacons. The method can be used to study the kinetics of the polymerization reaction and to amplify and quantify circularized oligonucleotide probes in a rolling-circle amplification (RCA) reaction. Modified molecular beacons were made of 2'-O-Me-RNA to prevent 3' exonucleolytic degradation by the polymerase used. Moreover, the complement of one of the stem sequences of the molecular beacon was included in the RCA products to avoid fluorescence quenching due to inter-molecular hybridization of neighboring molecular beacons hybridizing to the concatemeric polymerization product. The method allows highly accurate quantification of circularized DNA over a broad concentration range by relating the signal from the test DNA circle to an internal reference DNA circle reporting in a distinct fluorescence color.
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2002. Vol. 30, no 14, e66- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-93438DOI: 10.1093/nar/gnf065PubMedID: 12136114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-93438DiVA: diva2:166912