Employment of nanomaterials in polymerase chain reaction: insight into the impacts and putative operating mechanisms of nano-additives in PCR

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Yüce, Meral and Kurt, Hasan and Mokkapati, Raghu Sarma and Budak, Hikmet (2014) Employment of nanomaterials in polymerase chain reaction: insight into the impacts and putative operating mechanisms of nano-additives in PCR. RSC Advances, 4 (69). pp. 36800-36814. ISSN 2046-2069 (Print) 2046-2069 (Online)

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Abstract

The unique ability to rapidly amplify low copy number DNA has made in vitro Polymerase Chain Reaction one of the most fundamental techniques in modern biology. In order to harness this technique to its full potential, certain obstacles such as nonspecific by-products, low yield and complexity of GC rich and long genomic DNA amplification need to be surmounted. As in vitro PCR does not have any regulatory mechanisms unlike its counterpart in vivo DNA replication machinery, scientists often use a number of additives like glycerol, betaine, dimethyl sulphoxide and formamide in order to achieve the perfection of in vivo systems. In the last two decades nanotechnology has provided excellent solutions to many classical problems in various scientific fields including biotechnology and recently the PCR technique has begun to benefit from this so called “Nano Era”. In this review, the impacts of several nanomaterials on PCR efficiency, specificity and fidelity are described in accordance with the recent literature. Putative interaction mechanisms between nanomaterials and primary PCR components are also addressed in a comprehensive manner.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PCR, Nano PCR
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Biological Sciences & Bio Eng.
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Meral Yüce
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2014 21:31
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 10:30
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/24460

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