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Title: Massively parallel single-molecule telomere length measurement with digital real-time PCR
Authors: Luo, Y.
Viswanathan, R. 
Hande, M.P. 
Loh, A.H.P. 
Cheow, L.F. 
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2020
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Luo, Y., Viswanathan, R., Hande, M.P., Loh, A.H.P., Cheow, L.F. (2020-08-21). Massively parallel single-molecule telomere length measurement with digital real-time PCR. Science Advances 6 (34) : eabb7944. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Abstract: Telomere length is a promising biomarker for age-associated diseases and cancer, but there are still substantial challenges to routine telomere analysis in clinics because of the lack of a simple and rapid yet scalable method for measurement. We developed the single telomere absolute-length rapid (STAR) assay, a novel high-throughput digital real-time PCR approach for rapidly measuring the absolute lengths and quantities of individual telomere molecules. We show that this technique provides the accuracy and sensitivity to uncover associations between telomere length distribution and telomere maintenance mechanisms in cancer cell lines and primary tumors. The results indicate that the STAR assay is a powerful tool to enable the use of telomere length distribution as a biomarker in disease and population-wide studies. Copyright © 2020 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC).
Source Title: Science Advances
ISSN: 23752548
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb7944
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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