Novel Plexor SNP genotyping technology: comparisons with TaqMan and homogenous MassEXTEND MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Analysis of SNPs for association, linkage, haplotype, and pharmacogenetic studies has led to a dramatic increase in the number and evolution of medium- to high-throughput genotyping technologies. This study introduces Plexor as a new method for medium-throughput (single SNP) genotyping. We compare this fluorescent-based chemistry for call rate, accuracy, affordability, throughput, and overall efficiency against two commonly used technologies. These include fluorescent-based TaqMan allelic discrimination for single SNP analysis (medium-throughput) and the homogenous MassEXTEND (hME) chemistry using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry for multiple SNP analysis (high-throughput). Analysis of 11 SNPs, including all six possible nucleotide substitutions, showed Plexor to be highly comparable for both call rate (94.7%) and accuracy (99.2%) to the TaqMan (94.6% and 99.8%, respectively) and hME (91.9% and 98.1%, respectively) chemistries. We demonstrate that this novel method is an efficient, cost-effective alternative to TaqMan genotyping commonly used in diagnostic settings.
|Authors||Tindall, E. A.;Speight, G.;Petersen, D. C.;Padilla, E. J.;Hayes, V. M. :|
|Publisher Name||HUMAN MUTATION|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17458878|
|OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version||https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/2295|