In this report we describe two robust procedures for oligonucleotide microarray preparation based on polymeric coatings. The proposed chemical approaches include: 1) a glass functionalisation step with appropriate silanes (γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane-APTES or 3-glycid-oxypropyltrimethoxysilane-GOPS), 2) a coating step using polymers (poly-L-Lysine or poly(acrylic acid-co-acrylamide) copolymer) covalently bound to the modified glass and 3) a surface activation step to allow for the attachment of amino-modified oligonucleotides. Results obtained using these chemistries in oligo microarray preparation show: 1) an overall high loading capacity and availability to hybridisation against targets, 2) a good uniformity, 3) resistance to consecutive probing/stripping cycles, 4) stability to thermal cycles, 5) effectiveness in hybridisation-mediated mutation detection procedures and 6) the possibility to perform enzymatic reactions, such as ligation.
- Amino-modified oligonucleotides
- Mutation detection
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