In the present work, a label immunoquantification procedure was developed in order to determine the number of markers introduced into DNA. A non-enzymatic, in vitro labeling method for introducing the p-bromobenzoyl radical (label), through transamination and acylation reactions of the cytidine nucleotides in calf thymus DNA, was carried out. Three spacer arms with different lengths were used for separating the label from the nucleotide and three labeled DNA were obtained. Anti-p-bromobenzoyl chicken IgY polyclonal antibodies were obtained. The antibodies detected the label, into three-labeled DNA, with different sensitivities, in relation to spacer arm length used. About 3-11 labels per 4 × 106 bases into thermally denatured DNA were immunoquantified.
- Bisulfite-catalyzed transamination reaction
- Chicken IgY polyclonal antibodies
- In vitro non-radioactive DNA labeling
- Label immunoquantification
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