We observed a null allele pattern at locus DYS549 in a male subject from North-East Italy typed with the PowerPlex® Y 23 System (Promega). To investigate whether this pattern was due to the presence of a microdeletion/mutation in primer binding sites or in the locus target region, the sample was amplified with our designed DYS549 primers obtained from GenBank sequence (GDB: 515022). After amplification, a normal hemizygous genotype at this locus was generated, thus indicating the presence of a point mutation in the binding site of the original primer set of PowerPlex® Y 23 System (Promega). This was further confirmed by sequence analysis, carried out with the Big Dye Terminator v3.1 Cycle Sequencing kit (Applied Biosystems), according to the manufacturer's instructions. Sequences were run on the ABI Prism 3130 Genetic Analyzer (Applied Biosystems) and analyzed using the Sequencing Analysis v.5.3.1 and the SeqScape v2.6 softwares (Applied Biosystems). Ascertainment of the frequency of null alleles generated from variations at primer binding sites of short tandem repeats loci is of great importance in forensic genetics.
|Titolo:||PowerPlex Y23 System: Molecular characterization of a null allele at locus DYS549.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 Contributo in atti di convegno|