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Most spinal muscular atrophy patients lack both copies of SMN1 exon 7 and most carriers have only one copy of SMN1 exon 7. We investigated the effect of SMN1/SMN2 heteroduplex formation on SMN gene dosage analysis, which is an assay to determine copy number of SMN1 exon 7 that utilizes multiplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with DraI(More)
Neuroinflammation is closely associated with the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recent evidence indicates that astrocytes also play pro-inflammatory roles in the central nervous system (CNS) by activation with toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands. Therefore, targeting anti-inflammation may provide a promising(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression through the endogenous RNA interference machinery. Treatments with combination of chemotherapy with surgery are essential for advanced-stage colorectal cancer. However, the development of chemoresistance is a major obstacle for clinical application of anticancer drugs. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Serum S100B was suggested to be elevated after brain damage in previous studies. Nowadays, increasing evidence has revealed S100B was also elevated in other tissue traumas outside the brain such as bone fracture and acute coronary syndrome. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the level of serum S100B is associated with haemorrhagic(More)
The content stability of commonly used control genes is considered to vary significantly in different independent experimental systems, either in the expression of RNA expression or in the level of DNA content. The present study aimed to examine a panel of six common control genes, including β‑globin (HBB), telomerase (TERT), glyceraldehyde‑3‑phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the expression stabilities of 12 common internal reference genes for the relative quantitation analysis of target gene expression performed by reverse transcription real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in human laryngeal cancer. METHODS Hep-2 cells and 14 laryngeal cancer tissue(More)
Reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) has become a frequently used strategy in gene expression studies. The relative quantification method is an important and commonly used method for the evaluation of RT-qPCR data. The key aim of this method is to identify an applicable internal reference gene. However, there are currently(More)
This study aimed to establish a method for the selective amplification of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in maternal plasma and preserve the integrity of DNA fragments during amplification, thereby providing a sufficient amount of cffDNA to meet the requirement of routine non-invasive prenatal testing. We amplified DNA molecules in a one-reaction system(More)
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