Single-Cell Isolation and Gene Analysis: Pitfalls and Possibilities
AbstractDuring the last two decades single-cell analysis (SCA) has revealed extensive phenotypic differences within homogenous cell populations. These phenotypic differences are reflected in the stochastic nature of gene regulation, which is often masked by qualitatively and quantitatively averaging in whole tissue analyses. The ability to isolate transcripts and investigate how genes are regulated at the single cell level requires highly sensitive and refined methods. This paper reviews different strategies currently used for SCA, including harvesting, reverse transcription, and amplification of the RNA, followed by methods for transcript quantification. The review provides the historical background to SCA, discusses limitations, and current and future possibilities in this exciting field of research. View Full-Text
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Hodne, K.; Weltzien, F.-A. Single-Cell Isolation and Gene Analysis: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 26832-26849.
Hodne K, Weltzien F-A. Single-Cell Isolation and Gene Analysis: Pitfalls and Possibilities. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(11):26832-26849.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hodne, Kjetil; Weltzien, Finn-Arne. 2015. "Single-Cell Isolation and Gene Analysis: Pitfalls and Possibilities." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 11: 26832-26849.