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Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
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Spatially Resolved Genetic Analysis of Tissue Sections Enabled by Microscale Flow Confinement Retrieval and Isotachophoretic Purification

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Abstract

We have developed a method for spatially resolved genetic analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) cell block and tissue sections. This method involves local sampling using hydrodynamic flow confinement of a lysis buffer, followed by electrokinetic purification of nucleic acids from the sampled lysate. We characterized the method by locally sampling an array of points with a circa 200 μm diameter footprint, enabling the detection of single KRAS and BRAF point mutations in small populations of RKO and MCF-7 FFPE cell blocks. To illustrate the utility of this approach for genetic analysis, we demonstrate spatially resolved genotyping of FFPE sections of human breast invasive ductal carcinoma.

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21 Oct 2019

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Angewandte Chemie - International Edition

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