Optimizing primer--probe design for fluorescent PCR.

  title={Optimizing primer--probe design for fluorescent PCR.},
  author={Dmitri Proudnikov and Vadim P Yuferov and Yan Zhou and K Steven Laforge and A. -S. Ho and Mary Jeanne Kreek},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  volume={123 1},
TaqMan, a variation of fluorescent PCR, is a powerful tool for gene expression and polymorphism studies. Here we describe the design and evaluation of 27 new TaqMan primer-probe sets for rat genes that play a key role in neural signaling. These newly designed and synthesized probes were tested and then used for quantification of RNA isolated from rat brain. The usual length of common TaqMan probes is 25 bases or less. In these studies we constructed probes with lengths of 25-39 bases to span… CONTINUE READING


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