[A] Different amounts of leukocyte cDNA were analyzed in duplicate using the QuantiTect Primer Assay for IL8 (a chemokine) and QuantiFast SYBR® Green PCR Kit. No template control (NTC) reactions were also performed (shown by the flat plots). [B] Melting curve analysis, demonstrating high PCR specificity.
QuantiTect Primer Assays enable significant time savings over homemade methods.
MAPK1 (a protein kinase) and IL6 (a cytokine) in human leukocyte cDNA (1 ng) were quantified in duplicate using [A] QuantiTect Primer Assays and the QuantiTect SYBR® Green PCR Kit, or [B] probe-based assays and a real-time PCR kit from Supplier AII. QuantiTect Primer Assays provided greater sensitivity than the probe-based assays, as demonstrated by the lower CT values, as well as high specificity, as indicated by the single peaks in melting curve analysis.