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Oligonucleotide Probes

"Oligonucleotide Probes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Synthetic or natural oligonucleotides used in hybridization studies in order to identify and study specific nucleic acid fragments, e.g., DNA segments near or within a specific gene locus or gene. The probe hybridizes with a specific mRNA, if present. Conventional techniques used for testing for the hybridization product include dot blot assays, Southern blot assays, and DNA:RNA hybrid-specific antibody tests. Conventional labels for the probe include the radioisotope labels 32P and 125I and the chemical label biotin.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Oligonucleotide Probes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Oligonucleotide Probes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 349 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 91 publications in 1990
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