Sensitive quantitative nucleic acid detection using oligonucleotide microarrays.

We report a new theoretical approach to optimize the performance and quantify the results of gene expression oligonucleotide microarrays which are widely used in biomedical research. An on-array hybridization isotherm that takes into account the screened Coulomb repulsion between the assayed nucleic acid target and the layer of surface tethered… (More)