Christopher Turmel

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and deletion mapping are being used to construct a physical map of the long arm of human chromosome 13. The present study reports a 2700-kilobase (kb) Not I long-range restriction map encompassing the 13q14-specific loci D13S10, D13S21, and D13S22, which are detected by the cloned DNA markers p7D2, pG24E2.4, and(More)
The biased reptation theory has been applied to the pulsed-field electrophoresis of DNA in agarose gels. A computer simulation of the theoretical model that calculates the mobility of large DNA molecules as a function of agarose pore size, DNA chain properties, and electric field conditions has been used to generate mobility curves for DNA molecules in the(More)
In high electric fields, megabase DNA fragments are found to be trapped, i.e. to enter or migrate in the gel only very slowly, if at all, leading to very broad electrophoretic bands and loss of separation. As a consequence, low electric fields are usually used to separate these molecules by pulsed field electrophoretic methods. We report here that(More)
Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) of proteins denatured with SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) has been used successfully to separate proteins according to their molecular mass. In spite of the extensive use of this technique, the motion of the protein-SDS complex in a polyacrylamide gel is still not understood. Here we report on the observation of the(More)
The effect of pulsed fields on sequencing gel electrophoresis is investigated, using DNA fragment markers ranging in size from 20 to 6557 bases. For high continuous electric fields (5000 V/55 cm) band inversion is observed in which fragments larger than 4000 bases migrate faster than those of 800-1000 bases. The use of one-dimensional pulsed field gel(More)
We study the effect of electric field intensity and agarose gel concentration on the anomalous electrophoretic mobility recently predicted by the biased reptation model and experimentally observed for linear DNA fragments electrophoresed in continuous electric fields. We show that high fields and low agarose concentrations eliminate the physical mechanism(More)