The AmplideX PCR/CE DMPK Kit* introduces a groundbreaking alternative for the detection and sizing of CTG trinucleotide repeats within the DMPK gene. Leveraging the Repeat-Primed PCR (RP-PCR) design in a simple, streamlined, PCR-only workflow, the kit provides an opportunity to replace Southern blot technology and put DMPK analysis within the reach of laboratories everywhere.
Features & Benefits
AmplideX technology has revolutionized how repeat expansions within the FMR1, C9orf72, and TOMM40 genes can be analyzed, significantly expediting time-to-result and reducing the reliance on cumbersome Southern blot analysis. The AmplideX PCR/CE DMPK Kit extends this groundbreaking approach to the DMPK gene, which has long challenged laboratory analysis due to the presence of very large expansions (over 1000 repeats) and a high degree of mosaicism. The DMPK kit, which is for use on widely established CE systems, overcomes these challenges and enables the sensitive detection and sizing of these DMPK repeats all within a single laboratory shift – without the need for Southern blot confirmation.
Analysis of the DMPK gene has been simplified through:
Proprietary PCR solutions for GC-rich amplification and detection
May eliminate need for Southern blot
Resolves zygosity and detects mosaicism
Valuable operator hands-on time has been significantly reduced through:
Direct injection of PCR products into CE instruments
Fully kitted, end-to-end solutions that significantly reduce hands-on-time
Sample-to-result possible within a single shift