A Melting Curve-Based Multiplex RT-qPCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Four Human Coronaviruses
AbstractHuman coronaviruses HCoV-OC43, HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-HKU1 are common respiratory viruses associated with acute respiratory infection. They have a global distribution. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of HCoV infection is important for the management and treatment of hospitalized patients with HCoV infection. Here, we developed a melting curve-based multiplex RT-qPCR assay for simultaneous detection of the four HCoVs. In the assay, SYTO 9 was used to replace SYBR Green I as the fluorescent dye, and GC-modified primers were designed to improve the melting temperature (Tm) of the specific amplicon. The four HCoVs were clearly distinguished by characteristic melting peaks in melting curve analysis. The detection sensitivity of the assay was 3 × 102 copies for HCoV-OC43, and 3 × 101 copies for HCoV-NL63, HCoV-229E and HCoV-HKU1 per 30 μL reaction. Clinical evaluation and sequencing confirmation demonstrated that the assay was specific and reliable. The assay represents a sensitive and reliable method for diagnosis of HCoV infection in clinical samples. View Full-Text
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Wan, Z.; Zhang, Y.; He, Z.; Liu, J.; Lan, K.; Hu, Y.; Zhang, C. A Melting Curve-Based Multiplex RT-qPCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Four Human Coronaviruses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1880.
Wan Z, Zhang Y, He Z, Liu J, Lan K, Hu Y, Zhang C. A Melting Curve-Based Multiplex RT-qPCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Four Human Coronaviruses. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(11):1880.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wan, Zhenzhou; Zhang, Ya’nan; He, Zhixiang; Liu, Jia; Lan, Ke; Hu, Yihong; Zhang, Chiyu. 2016. "A Melting Curve-Based Multiplex RT-qPCR Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Four Human Coronaviruses." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 11: 1880.
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