Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Protocol for testing of candidate heart-disease genes in Drosophila

Zhu JY, Fu Y, Richman A, Han Z. Validating Candidate Congenital Heart Disease Genes in Drosophila. Bio Protoc. 2017 Jun 20;7(12). pii: e2350. PMID: 29276722; PMCID: PMC5739056.

From the abstract: "... A high throughput in vivo model system to validate candidate gene association with pathology is ... useful. We present such a system employing Drosophila to validate candidate congenital heart disease (CHD) genes. The protocols exploit comprehensive libraries of UAS-GeneX-RNAi fly strains ... These protocols were recently used to evaluate more than 100 candidate CHD genes implicated by patient whole-exome sequencing (Zhu et al., 2017)."

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