Genome-Wide Comparison of Next-Generation Sequencing and qPCR Platforms for microRNA Profiling in Serum.

@article{Blondal2017GenomeWideCO,
  title={Genome-Wide Comparison of Next-Generation Sequencing and qPCR Platforms for microRNA Profiling in Serum.},
  author={Thorarinn Blondal and Maurizia Rossana Brunetto and Daniela Cavallone and Martin Mikkelsen and Michael Thorsen and Yuan Mang and Hazel Pinheiro and Ferruccio Bonino and Peter Mouritzen},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={1580},
  pages={21-44}
}
This study compares next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies that have been optimized specifically for biofluid samples, with more established qPCR-based methods for profiling microRNAs in biofluids. The same patient serum samples were analyzed by NGS and qPCR, and differences in the serum microRNA profile between HBV and HCV infected patients were investigated. While there was overall good agreement between NGS and qPCR, there were some differences between the platforms, highlighting the… CONTINUE READING