Research Article

DNA extraction from fixed cytogenetic cell suspensions

Published: August 27, 2007
Genet. Mol. Res. 6 (3) : 500-503

Abstract

We developed a procedure for DNA extraction from small volumes of fixed cell suspensions previously prepared for conventional cytogenetic analysis. Good quality DNA was isolated with a fast and simple protocol using DNAzol reagent. This provided suitable DNA for various types of molecular analyses, including polymerase chain reaction, restriction fragment length polymorphism, denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography, and direct sequencing. This technique provides sufficient material for such test, which are important for diagnosis of neoplastic diseases in pediatric patients.

We developed a procedure for DNA extraction from small volumes of fixed cell suspensions previously prepared for conventional cytogenetic analysis. Good quality DNA was isolated with a fast and simple protocol using DNAzol reagent. This provided suitable DNA for various types of molecular analyses, including polymerase chain reaction, restriction fragment length polymorphism, denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography, and direct sequencing. This technique provides sufficient material for such test, which are important for diagnosis of neoplastic diseases in pediatric patients.

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