High-resolution melt (HRM) analysis can discriminate nucleotide sequence differences among samples by comparing the differing DNA melting behavior of different sample compositions. HRM offers a cost-effective, yet accurate alternative to probe-based genotyping assays and DNA sequencing (1).
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Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that is derived from precursor cells of the adrenosympathetic system, originating in the adrenal medulla or sympathetic ganglia. To gain insight into the mechanism of action of the MYCN gene in neuroblastoma pathogenesis, we used RNA interference (RNAi) to suppress MYCN expression.
A common problem with the polymerase chain reaction is the formation of non-specific products, especially primer-dimers. These unwanted products not only interfere with generating the desired amplicons but also obscure analyses following the reaction.
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DNA melting (dissociation) analysis is widely used for the characterization of DNA amplification products, typically using SYBR® Green I fluorescent dye1,. High Resolution Melt (HRM™) is a recent enhancement to traditional melting analyses that significantly increases the detail and information that can be captured.
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