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Title: Applying Microsatellite Multiplex PCR Analysis (MMPA) for Determining Allele Copy-Number Status and Percentage of Normal Cells within Tumors
Author: Garcia Linares, Carles
Mercadé, Jaume
Gel, Bernat
Biayna, Josep
Terribas Pérez, Ernest
Lázaro García, Conxi
Serra Arenas, Eduard
Keywords: Neurofibromatosi
Reacció en cadena de la polimerasa
Polymerase chain reaction
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2012
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: The study of somatic genetic alterations in tumors contributes to the understanding and management of cancer. Genetic alterations, such us copy number or copy neutral changes, generate allelic imbalances (AIs) that can be determined using polymorphic markers. Here we report the development of a simple set of calculations for analyzing microsatellite multiplex PCR data from control-tumor pairs that allows us to obtain accurate information not only regarding the AI status of tumors, but also the percentage of tumor-infiltrating normal cells, the locus copy-number status and the mechanism involved in AI. We validated this new approach by re-analyzing a set of Neurofibromatosis type 1-associated dermal neurofibromas and comparing newly generated data with results obtained for the same tumors in a previous study using MLPA, Paralog Ratio Analysis and SNP-array techniques. Microsatellite multiplex PCR analysis (MMPA) should be particularly useful for analyzing specific regions of the genome containing tumor suppressor genes and also for determining the percentage of infiltrating normal cells within tumors allowing them to be sorted before they are analyzed by more expensive techniques.
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It is part of: PLoS One, 2012, vol. 7, num. 8, p. e42682
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