DNA probe


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DNA probe


n.
1. a laboratory-produced quantity of a known segment of labeled DNA that is used for finding matching DNA in a biological sample, as blood or hair, by the base-pairing of strands from both sources.
2. a search or examination with such a DNA segment.
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When Engel published his 1980 paper, DNA probe technology wasn't quite up to that task.
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A DNA probe specific for pathogenic amoebas recognized amoebas that had changed from benign to pathogenic.
and Hospital Saint-Luc in Montreal recently isolated a DNA probe that identifies a glutathione-related enzyme, one they predict will be used as a marker to detect precancerous changes in cells.
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The charge of this synthetic DNA analogue can be tuned by adding cationic amino acids to the end, while its affinity for the DNA probe can be controlled by introducing mismatches to its sequence.
In this design, the autonomous DNA machine was triggered by the hybridization between a long DNA probe sequence and a short target DNA sequence in the presence of polymerase and endonuclease.
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