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USE OF HUMAN POLYMORPHIC ALU LOCI AS GENETIC MARKERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16665
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Two Oak Park
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mao, Jen-i
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 275-0004
Business Contact
 1 R43 HG00295-01
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

HIGHLY POLYMORPHIC ALU LOCI WILL BE USED AS GENETIC MARKERS TO REFINE THE HUMAN GENETIC LINKAGE MAP. A REFINED GENETIC MAP IS IMPORTANT FOR MAPPING INHERITED DISEASE GENES, FOR STUDYING LOSS OF HETEROZYGOSITY, AND FOR CONSTRUCTING A PHYSICAL MAP OF THE HUMAN GENOME. REGIONS FLANKING ALU ELEMENTS FROM VARIOUS LOCI WILL BE SEQUENCED AND PCR PRIMERS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO AMPLIFY THE ALU ELEMENTS. PCR PRODUCTS FROM UNRELATED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE SCREENED FOR THEIR ABILITY TO REVEAL POLYMORPHISMS BY PAGE, DGGE (DENATURING GRADIENT GEL ELECTROPHORESIS), AND SSCP (SINGLE-STRANDED CONFORMATION POLYMORPHISM) TECHNIQUES. THE POLYMORPHIC LOCI WILL THEN BE MAPPED GENETICALLY. SUCH A PCR BASED GENOTYPING METHOD WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT OVER CURRENTLY USED GENOMIC SOUTHERN HYBRIDIZATION METHODS. THE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES DEVELOPED IN THIS RESEARCH WILL BE AN IMPORTANT RESEARCH PRODUCT FOR HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH. IN SOME CASES THEY CAN ALSO BE USED FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF GENETIC DISEASES AND TUMORS, AND FOR IDENTITY TESTING.

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