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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Extraction of genomic DNA from paraffin-embedded of human fetuses fixed and stored in formalin for long tissue sections periods|
|Abstract:||The advent of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology has increased the interest in fetal specimens housed in anatomy museums, as they may represent a unique source of genetic material for the study of uncommon or rare pathological conditions such as congenital malformations, neoplastic processes and parasitic as well as other infectious diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of genomic DNA extracted from paraffin-embedded tissue sections of human fetuses that have been maintained in formalin for several years. Fetal tissues were embedded in paraffin, and tissue sections were submitted to ethanol/xylene dewaxing, followed by DNA extraction with ammonium acetate. DNA fragments were amplified from DNA extracted from formalin-fixed tissue sections, but not from Bouin-fixed tissues (average yield of 13.7 mu g/ml from 10 umbilical cord sections of 10 mu m; A(260):A(280) = 1.55,). The addition of bovine serum albumim increased the yield of PCR amplification. Genomic DNA can be reliably amplified from paraffin-embedded human fetal tissues that had been fixed in formalin during 19 years and used for microdissection studies. This simple, cost-effective, and non-laborious method should facilitate the molecular analysis of a large number of specimens fixed for long periods of time. (C) 2008 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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