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CHEMICALLY SYNTHESIZED NONRADIOACTICE DNA PROBES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7538
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7538
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lee's Bio-organic Laboratories
201 East 10th Street Marcus Hook, PA 19061
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: CHEMICALLY SYNTHESIZED NONRADIOACTICE DNA PROBES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT, CHEMICAL WAYS TO INTRODUCE BIOTIN INTO SYNTHETIC DNA FRAGMENTS, THAT CAN SUBSEQUENTLY BE DETECTED WITH THE STREPTAVIDIN-ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE SIGNALING SYSTEM.THIS NONRADIOACTIVE DNA HYBRIDIZATION PROBE HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER THE RADIOACTIVE LABELING TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING MUCH HIGHER SHELF LIFE, GREATER CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY, HIGH DETECTABILITY AND AUTOMATION CAPABILITY. SUCH SYNTHETIC BIOTINYLATED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES OF MIXED SEQUENCES, CAN BE USED DIRECTLY AS HYBRIDIZATION PROBES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND ISOLATION OF SPECIFIC GENES, IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE METHOD FOR VISUAL DETECTION OF THE HYBRIDIZED PROBES, IS SUFFICIENTLY HIGH THAT 0.5 FEMTOMOLE (10-(15) MOLE) OF PLASMID DNA CAN BEDETECTED. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE BIOCHEMICAL PROBES WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND MAY FIND APPLICATIONS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF GENETICALLY DETERMINED CONDITIONS, SUCH AS VIRAL DISEASES AND CANCERS. THE CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF BIOTINYLATED DNA FRAGMENTS CAN BE CARRIED OUT BY THE SOLID PHASE PHOSPHORAMIDITE METHOD. THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS APPROACH WILL BE EXAMINED IN THE PROPOSED RESEARCH. WHILE THE ORIGINAL FOCUS OF THIS WORK WILL BE ON OLIGONUCLEOTIDES LABELED WITH BIOTIN, IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBSEQUENTLY EXAMINE SEVERAL OTHER KINDS OF NONRADIOACTIVE LABELING SYSTEMS (FLUORESCENT PROBES, ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE PROBES, PHOTO-AFFINITY LABELS, ETC.), WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH.

Principal Investigator:

Jessie c j lee
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Lee's Bio-organic Laboratories
201 East 10th Street Marcus Hook, PA 19061

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Minority-Owned: No
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