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ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091

BC: Articoli scritti da V. D’Argenio

Indicazioni e limiti della diagnosi genetica preimpianto
Indications and limitations for preimplantation genetic diagnosis
<p>The preimplantation genetic diagnosis allows to identify genetic disease and chromosomal alterations in early stages of embryonic development, giving the opportunity to overcome the risk of transmitting an inherited disease and to improve the efficiency of in vitro fertilization techniques. In this paper, we provide an overview of indications and of the advantages and limits of techniques used to perform the preimplantation genetic diagnosis. We describe the multiplex-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the karyomapping for the genetic diagnosis of inherited disease as well as the comparative genomic hybridization array, the qualitative real-time PCR and the next generation sequencing for the screening of chromosomal aneuploidy.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 41(4) 314-321
Rassegne - Reviews
La “whole genome amplification” su singola cellula
Whole genome amplification on single cell
<p>The whole genome amplification (WGA) is a method for an entire genome amplification, starting with low amounts of DNA. Particularly, it allows downstream analysis, such as genomic screening [i.e., comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) array, next generation sequencing] and single gene mutation detection in single cells. Because WGA could introduce few bias, dependent on different methods, their selection should be related to the application. The first WGA method was based on amplification reaction and differently from a regular polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in which a single genetic locus is amplified, different locus were amplified simultaneously. Nowadays, several methods have been developed for WGA: degenerate oligonucleotide PCR and primer extension preamplification based on PCR, and multiple displacement amplification achieved with isothermal reaction setup. Each WGA approach has limitations, such as the genome coverage, chimeric DNA molecules, preferential allele amplification or allele drop-out and the guanine-cytosine (GC) richness (GC%). In this review, we detailed different WGA methods for single cell and their most important applications, such as cancer diagnosis and reproductive medicine.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 40(4) 293-301
Rassegne - Reviews