Somatic mutations are present in various proportions in numerous developmental pathologies. Somatic activating missense mutations of the GNAS gene encoding the Gs(alpha) protein have previously been shown to be the cause of fibrous dysplasia of bone (FD)/McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). Because in MAS patients, tissues as diverse as melanocytes, gonads and bone are affected, it is generally accepted that the GNAS mutation in this disease must have occurred early in development. Interestingly, it has been shown that the development of an active FD lesion may require both normal and mutant cells. Studies of the somatic mosaic states of FD/MAS and many other somatic diseases need an accurate method to determine the ratio of mutant to normal cells in a given tissue. A new method for quantification of the mutant:normal ratio of cells using a PNA hybridization probe-based FRET technique was developed. This novel technique, with a linear sensitivity of 2.5% mutant alleles, was used to detect the percentage mutant cells in a number of tissue and cell culture samples derived from FD/MAS lesions and could easily be adapted for the quantification of mutations in a large spectrum of diseases including cancer.

A novel technique based on a PNA hybridization probe and FRET principle for quantification of mutant genotype in fibrous dysplasia/Mc Cune-Albright syndrome / Karadag, A; Riminucci, Mara; Bianco, Paolo; Cherman, N; Kuznetsov, Sa; Nguyen, N; Collins, Mt; Robey, Pg; Fisher, Lw. - In: NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0305-1048. - 32:(2004), pp. e63-1-10. [10.1093/nar/gnh059]

A novel technique based on a PNA hybridization probe and FRET principle for quantification of mutant genotype in fibrous dysplasia/Mc Cune-Albright syndrome

RIMINUCCI, MARA;BIANCO, Paolo;
2004

Abstract

Somatic mutations are present in various proportions in numerous developmental pathologies. Somatic activating missense mutations of the GNAS gene encoding the Gs(alpha) protein have previously been shown to be the cause of fibrous dysplasia of bone (FD)/McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). Because in MAS patients, tissues as diverse as melanocytes, gonads and bone are affected, it is generally accepted that the GNAS mutation in this disease must have occurred early in development. Interestingly, it has been shown that the development of an active FD lesion may require both normal and mutant cells. Studies of the somatic mosaic states of FD/MAS and many other somatic diseases need an accurate method to determine the ratio of mutant to normal cells in a given tissue. A new method for quantification of the mutant:normal ratio of cells using a PNA hybridization probe-based FRET technique was developed. This novel technique, with a linear sensitivity of 2.5% mutant alleles, was used to detect the percentage mutant cells in a number of tissue and cell culture samples derived from FD/MAS lesions and could easily be adapted for the quantification of mutations in a large spectrum of diseases including cancer.
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A novel technique based on a PNA hybridization probe and FRET principle for quantification of mutant genotype in fibrous dysplasia/Mc Cune-Albright syndrome / Karadag, A; Riminucci, Mara; Bianco, Paolo; Cherman, N; Kuznetsov, Sa; Nguyen, N; Collins, Mt; Robey, Pg; Fisher, Lw. - In: NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0305-1048. - 32:(2004), pp. e63-1-10. [10.1093/nar/gnh059]
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