Detection of DNA sequences using biotinylated probes.

It was found (1) that biotinylated analogs of dUTP, which contain a biotin molecule covalently bound to the C-5 position of the pyrimidine via an allylamine linker arm, can be used as substrates for DNA polymerase. Figure 1 shows the structure of biotin-11-dUTP, a commonly used substrate for biotinylation by the method of nick translation (2). The… CONTINUE READING