Pyrosequencing trade mark technology at elevated temperature
2004 (English)In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 25, no 1, 20-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To date, the Pyrosequencing trade mark technology has been performed at 28 degrees C due to the low thermostability of the firefly luciferase. In this study, firefly luciferase was stabilized in the presence of glycine betaine, allowing DNA sequencing at 37 degrees C. By increasing the temperature to 37 degrees C, false signals due to primer-dimers and loop-structures were decreased significantly. In addition, a combination of (i) replacing the natural dGTP with 7'deaza-dGTP in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), (ii) 1.6 M glycine betaine, and (iii) an increase of the temperature to 37 degrees C enabled us to sequence a DNA template with the initial sequence 3'-ATGGCCCGGGGGGGAGCTCCA em leader 5'. Furthermore, we describe a method to analyze if a primer forms a primer-dimer with extendable 3'-ends.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2004. Vol. 25, no 1, 20-27 p.
DNA structures, luciferase, pyrosequencing
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85456DOI: 10.1002/elps.200305708ISI: 000188417100004PubMedID: 14730564OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-85456DiVA: diva2:693581