Duplex real-time PCR assay for quantifying mitochondrial DNA deletions in laser microdissected single spiral ganglion cells.

Abstract

Laser microdissection (LMD) has been used to isolate groups of cells and single cells from numerous tissues. In this chapter, we describe a technique for isolating individual spiral ganglion cells from archival formalin-fixed, celloidin-embedded (FFCE) human temporal bone sections. The DNA isolated from these single cells is suitable for analysis with a duplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodology to quantify the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletion level present.

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-163-5_27

Cite this paper

@article{Markaryan2011DuplexRP, title={Duplex real-time PCR assay for quantifying mitochondrial DNA deletions in laser microdissected single spiral ganglion cells.}, author={Adam Markaryan and Erik G Nelson and Ra{\'u}l Hinojosa}, journal={Methods in molecular biology}, year={2011}, volume={755}, pages={315-26} }