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Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification – a short overview

Published Online: 04 May 2020
Page range: 123 - 131
Received: 24 Dec 2019
Accepted: 03 Feb 2020
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Abstract

Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification is a technique proposed for the detection of deletions or duplications that may lead to copy number variations in genomic DNA, mainly due to its higher resolution, and shorter overall diagnosis time, when compared with techniques traditionally used, namely karyotyping, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and array comparative genomic hybridization. Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification is a fast (about 2 days), useful and cost-effective technique, being suitable for the diagnosis of hereditary conditions caused by complete or partial gene deletions or duplications, as these conditions are either more difficult or impossible to be diagnosed by other techniques, such as PCR, Real-Time PCR, or sequencing (Sanger or Next Generation). Due to its numerous advantages over conventional cytogenetic analysis techniques, Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification could be used in the near future as the main technique for the molecular investigation of genetic conditions caused by copy number variations, in both rare and complex genetic disorders.

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