STRBase: a short tandem repeat DNA database for the human identity testingcommunity

Citation
Cm. Ruitberg et al., STRBase: a short tandem repeat DNA database for the human identity testingcommunity, NUCL ACID R, 29(1), 2001, pp. 320-322
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Journal title
NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0305-1048 → ACNP
Volume
29
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
320 - 322
Database
ISI
SICI code
0305-1048(20010101)29:1<320:SASTRD>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has compiled and maintained a Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database (http://www.cstl.nis t.gov/ biotech/strbase/) since 1997 commonly referred to as STRBase. This d atabase is an Information resource for the forensic DNA typing community wi th details on commonly used short tandem repeat (STR) DNA markers. STRBase consolidates and organizes the abundant literature on this subject to facil itate on-going efforts in DNA typing. Observed alleles and annotated sequen ce for each STR locus are described along with a review of STR analysis tec hnologies. Additionally, commercially available STR multiplex kits are desc ribed, published polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer sequences are repor ted, and validation studies conducted by a number of forensic laboratories are listed. To supplement the technical information, addresses for scientis ts and hyperlinks to organizations working in this area are available, alon g with the comprehensive reference list of over 1300 publications on STRs u sed for DNA typing purposes.