Scanning just above the sample plate, the optics shuttle individually illuminates and detects fluorescence from each well with high sensitivity and no cross talk. The optical system automatically collects data from all wells during data acquisition, so you can enter or edit well information on your own schedule. The optical filter sets are designed to maximize fluorescence detection for specific dyes in specific channels.
The fluorescent reporter signal strength is directly proportional to the number of amplified DNA molecules. In —, RT-PCR has been used as a powerful tool for genotyping Alker,quantifying viral load, and gene copy number assays.
RT-PCR has been the gold standard of gene expression level assay. RT-PCR can be divided into four stages: In the first phase, PCR is just starting, fluorescent signal has not risen above background.
The second phase is where fluorescent signal just rise significantly above background, the cycle at which occurs is called cycle threshold Ct. The last phase is when substrates are exhausted and Taq DNA polymerase is in its end of life, fluorescent signal will no long increase.
Figure 1 shows the PCR stages. Figure 2 Shows the TaqMan probe assay principle. When the probe is not hydrolyzed by Taq DNA polymerase, reporter dye emitted fluorescent light is absorbed by quencher dye because of fluorescent resonance energy transfer FRET. So it is critical to optimize PCR reactions to amplify the target amplicon only.
Baseline Is the fluorescent signal level during the initial cycles of PCR. The baseline is used to accurately determine threshold cycle Ct.
Threshold Is the level of signal that reflects a statistically significant increase over the calculated baseline signal. It is set to distinguish relevant amplification signal from the background.
It is usually set at 10 times the standard deviation of the fluorescent signal of the baseline. Threshold Cycle Ct Value Is the cycle number at which the signal across the threshold. Slope The slope of the log—linear phase of the amplification reaction is a measure of reaction efficiency.The reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is the most sensitive method for the detection of low abundance mRNA, often obtained from limited tissue samples.
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Real-time polymerase chain reaction Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-PCR) is a method by which the amount of the PCR product can be determined, in real-time, and is very useful for investigating gene expression.
Quantitative PCR (qPCR), also known as real-time PCR, puts a spin on this process by monitoring the reaction in real time using fluorescence to label the copies of DNA as they are produced.
During qPCR, the amount of fluorescence that is measured is directly proportional to the amount of DNA being produced – the brighter it glows, the more. What Is Real-Time PCR? In conventional PCR, the amplified DNA product, or amplicon, is detected in an end-point analysis.
In real-time PCR, the accumulation of amplification product is measured as the reaction progresses, in real time, with product quantification after each cycle.