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1 Wittwer, Carl T.Genotyping accuracy of high-resolution DNA melting instrumentsHigh-resolution DNA melting is a closed-tube method for genotyping and variant scanning that depends on the thermal stability of PCR-generated products. Instruments vary in thermal precision, sample format, melting rates, acquisition, and software. Instrument genotyping accuracy has not been assesse...2014-01-01
2 Wittwer, Carl T.Influence of PCR reagents on DNA polymerase extension rates measured on real-time PCR instrumentsBACKGROUND: Radioactive DNA polymerase activity methods are cumbersome and do not provide initial extension rates. A simple extension rate assay would enable study of basic assumptions about PCR and define the limits of rapid PCR. METHODS: A continuous assay that monitors DNA polymerase extension us...2014-01-01
3 Rockwood, Alan L.Performance enhancement in the measurement of 5 endogenous steroids by LC-MS/MS combined with differential ion mobility spectrometryBackground: Challenges for steroid analysis by LC-MS/MS include low ionization efficiency, endogenous isobars with similar fragmentation patterns and chromatographic retention. Differential ion mobility spectrometry (DMS) provides an additional degree of separation prior to MS/MS detection, and show...2014-01-01
4 Planelles, VicenteKinase control of latent HIV-1 infection: PIM-1 kinase as a major contributor to HIV-1 reactivationDespite the clinical relevance of latent HIV-1 infection as a block to HIV-1 eradication, the molecular biology of HIV-1 latency remains incompletely understood. We recently demonstrated the presence of a gatekeeper kinase function that controls latent HIV-1 infection. Using kinase array analysis w...2014-01-01
5 Dwight, Zachary LawrenceHeterozygote PCR product melting curve predictionMelting curve prediction of PCR products is limited to perfectly complementary strands. Multiple domains are calculated by recursive nearest-neighbor thermodynamics. However, the melting curve of an amplicon containing a heterozygous single nucleotide variant (SNV) after PCR is the composite of four...2014-01-01
6 Dwight, Zachary LawrenceuAnalyze: web-based high-resolution DNA melting analysis with comparison to thermodynamic predictionsAbstract-uAnalyzeSM is a web-based tool for analyzing high-resolution melting data of PCR products. PCR product sequence is input by the user and recursive nearest neighbor thermodynamic calculations used to predict a melting curve similar to uMELT (http://www.dna.utah.edu/umelt/umelt.html). Unproce...2012-01-01
7 Litwin, Christine M.Anti-tuberculosis IgG antibodies as a marker of active mycobacterium tuberculosis diseaseAnti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis IgG antibodies may aid in the diagnosis of active M. tuberculosis disease. We studied whether anti-M. tuberculosis IgG antibodies are elevated in active M. tuberculosis disease and assessed factors contributing to false positive and negative results. A retrospective s...2012-01-01
8 Roberts, William L.Specificity characteristics of 7 commercial creatinine measurement procedures by enzymatic and jaffe method principlesStandardized calibration does not change a creatinine measurement procedure?s susceptibility to potentially interfering substances.2012
9 Owen, William E.; Roberts, William L.Performance characteristics of an HPLC method for Urinary AlbuminMicroalbuminuria is a marker of early diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular risk. Immunoassays for urinary albumin can underestimate the amount of intact albumin present in urine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new urinary albumin assay that employs size exclusion HPLC with UV detecti...MA; Microalbuminuria; HPLC2005-07-06
10 Seipp, Michael; Williams, Jamie; Meadows, Cindy; Wittwer, Carl T.Multiplex solution genotyping without probes of the factor V Leiden (G1691A), Prothrombin (G20210A), and MTHFR (C677T and A1298C) mutations in one tube by single color high-resolution melting analysis [abstract]This abstract describes a study which concludes that genotyping by amplicon melting is a rapid, closed-tube method for genotyping without probes that can be multiplexed. The method was successfully applied to the four most common clotting factor mutations in a single tube. The simplicity of the meth...Genotyping; Amplicon Melting2005-06-22
11 Konnick, Eric Q.; Erali, Maria; Ashwood, Edward R.; Hillyard, David R.Comparison of the National Genetics Institute (NGI) HCV Superquant and Roche COBAS Amplicor HCV Monitor, Version 2.0 AssaysChronic Hepatitis C infection is currently recognized as an important health care problem. It is estimated that nearly 4 million Americans are infected, 15 to 20 percent of whom will eventually develop Cirrhosis. Current treatments for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are limited to alfa-interferon alone or ...Cirrhosis; Patients2000-04-22
12 Cloud, Joann L.; Dunn, Jim; Hoggan, Karen; Wilson, Deborah; Iwen, Peter; Lasala, Paul; Hall, Geri; Woods, Gail L.Sequence-based identification of gram negative nonfermenters using commercial 16S rDNA databasesThis poster presents a study assessing the validity of the databases from two commercial systems were compared for the identification of NF. Background: Identification of gram negative nonfermenters (NF) from cultured human specimens is often difficult using traditional phenotypic methods. Partial 1...MicroSeq500; Virodec2005-08-29
13 Cloud, Joann L.; Hoggan, Karen; Cohen, Samuel; Brown-Elliott, Barbara A.; Mann, Linda; Wilson, Rebecca; Aldous, Wade K.; Wallace, Jr, Richard J.; Woods, Gail L.Differentiation of mycobacterium chelonae and M. abscessus using SmartCycler PCR and MGB eclipse probesThis poster discusses how the use of partial 16S rDNA sequencing (first one-third of the gene) for the identification of Mycobacterium species from cultured isolates has become recognized as a very accurate method for identification. The distinction between M. chelonae and M. abscessus, however, is ...MGB Eclipse System; SmartCycler PCR; Mycobacterium abscessus2005-09-05
14 Hansen, Mark S.; Coffin, Cheryl M.; Capecchi, Mario R.Pax3:Fkhr interferes with embryonic Pax3 and Pax7 function: implications for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma cell of origin.To investigate the role of the translocation-associated gene Pax3:Fkhr in alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, we generated a Cre-mediated conditional knock-in of Pax3:Fkhr into the mouse Pax3 locus. Exploring embryonic tumor cell origins, we replaced a Pax3 allele with Pax3:Fkhr throughout its expression do...Neuroprogenitor; Embryogenesis2004-11-01
15 Mongia, Shella K.; Rawlins, Mindy, L.; Owen, William E.; Roberts, William L.Performance characteristics of seven automated CA125 assaysAuthor manuscript. Cancer antigen 125 (CA125) is a high molecular mass glycoprotien, which is used as tumor marker to monitor disease progression, response to therapy and in early detection of recurrence after treatment for ovarian cancer. The Access 2, ADVIA Centaur, ARCHITECT i2000, AxSYM, Elecsys...CA125 assays2005-08-29
16 Aldous, Jay A.; Engar, Richard C.Do dentists prescribe narcotics excessively?Dealing with pain is an inevitable sequela to dental treatment. Although several drug regimens primarily involving narcotics have been used in the past, availability of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has increased recently. A study was conducted to analyze dental prescribing patterns ...Analgesics, Opioid; Anti-Inflammatory Agents; Dentist's Practice Patterns; Pain, Postoperative1996-07-01
17 Digre, Kathleen B.; Gouw, Launce G.; Harris, Catherine P.; Haines, John H.; Ptacek, L.J.Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia with retinal degeneration: clinical, neuropathologic, and genetic analysis of a large kindred.The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) comprise a heterogeneous group of neurologic disorders characterized by degeneration of the cerebellum, spinal cord, and brainstem. Genetic analysis has revealed two loci, SCA1 on chromosome 6p, and SCA2 on chromosome 12q, responsible for some ADCA. W...Retinal Degeneration; Cerebellar Ataxia; Genetic Analysis1994-08
18 Petti, Cathy A.Role of the laboratory in diagnosis of influenza during seasonal epidemics and potential pandemicsLaboratory diagnosis of influenza is critical to its treatment and surveillance. With the emergence of novel and highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, the role of the laboratory has been further extended to include isolation and subtyping of the virus to monitor its appearance and facilitate ap...Antibodies, Viral; Antigens, Viral; RNA, Viral2006
19 Digre, Kathleen B.; Blumenthal, Deborah T.; Cessna, Melissa H.; Gopez, Evelyn V.; Shen, YueCarcinomatous meningitis as the presenting manifestation of gallbladder carcinoma: case report and review of the literatureThe primary tumors that typically cause carcinomatous meningitis include lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. A variety of neurological signs and symptoms can be seen depending on the extent and location of the meningeal metastasis. Once the diagnosis of carcinomatous meningi...Carcinomatous Meningitis; Gallbladder Carcinoma; Leptomeningeal Metastasis; Meningeal Carcinomatosis; Cranial Neuropathy2004-10
20 Liew, Michael; Erali, Maria; Page, Sam; Hillyard, David R.; Wittwer, Carl T.Hepatitis C genotyping by denaturing high-performance liquid chromatographyDetermination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype for infected patients increasingly has become accepted as the standard of care. Genotype assignment helps in assessing disease prognosis and assists in establishing the appropriate duration of treatment. The great genetic diversity of HCV, with 1...Base Sequence; 5' Untranslated Regions; Genotype; Hepacivirus; Molecular Sequence Data2004-01
21 Singleton, J. Robinson; Smith, A. GordonMicrovascular complications of impaired glucose tolerance.Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) serves as a marker for the state of insulin resistance and predicts both large- and small-vessel vascular complications, independent of a patient's progression to diabetes. Patients with IGT are at significantly increased risk for death and morbidity due to myocardia...Microcirculation; Humans2003-12-01
22 Normann, Richard A.; Chandler, John P.Effects of calcium ions on L-type horizontal cells in the isolated turtle retinaA technique by which the retina can be isolated from the turtle eye is described. Scanning electron microscopy revealed morphological variability between preparations and also between regions of the same one. Large areas were often totally free of any pigment epithelial cells, yet contained a high p...Retina; Calcium; Horizontal Cell; Turtle1990
23 Pounder, June I.; Voelkerding, Karl V.; Storts, D.; Anderson, Clint M.Differentiation of species within mycobacterium tuberculosis complex by real-time PCR-based genomic deletion analysisDifferentiation of members within Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) is essential for patient management and infection control. MTC is comprised of M. tuberculosis (Mtb), M. bovis (Mb), M. bovis BCG (vaccine strain; Mbcg), M. africanum (Ma), and M. microti (Mm). Because MTC have highly similar...MTC; species differentiation; Mycobacterium bovis BCG; Mycobacterium africanum; Mycobacterium microtic; PCR2006-01-09
24 Rockwood, Alan L.Mass spectrometry for steroids, immunosuppressants, and other clinical applicationsPresentation slides on matching mass spectrometry technology to clinical applications.Immunosuppressants2005-07-26
25 Herrmann, Mark G.; Durtschi, Jacob; Bromley, L. Kathryn; Voelkerding, Karl V.Cross platform comparison of melting curve analysisMelting analysis of PCR product was first performed on the LightCycler 10 years ago. Now, melting analysis is a standard function on all real-time PCR instruments. Recent advances in DNA melting analysis, including high resolution melting and specialized dyes, have increased the capabilities of melt...PCR; SNP; SYBR Green I; LC Green Plus; high-resolution melting; mutation scanning; amplicon genotyping2005-11-04
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