Assays for analyzing gene-specific CpG sites
PyroMark CpG Assays enable methylation analysis of specific targets across the genome. Our database now contains over 84,000 predesigned assays covering more than 80% of gene-specific CpG islands for the human, mouse, and rat genomes. These assays are designed using a carefully tailored algorithm that generates optimal assay design based on bisulfite converted DNA. As such, these fast and easy-to-order assays minimize time spent on assay optimization and maximize analysis success. PyroMark CpG Assays expand the streamlined Pyrosequencing workflow to enable methylation analysis of virtually any CpG island in the human, mouse, or rat genome (see figure Analysis of ESR1
Assays for methylation array validation
Hybridization arrays enable high-throughput discovery of variations in DNA methylation, but the results must be experimentally verified to confirm that the correct variations are identified. Pyrosequencing is a cost-effective technique highly suited for this purpose, providing quantitative analysis of short- to medium-length sequences with high accuracy. We now offer predesigned PyroMark CpG Assays for validating results from HumanMethylation450K and MethylationEPIC BeadChip experiments. These new predesigned assays for methylation array validation offer a convenient way to verify experimental results, and determine exact methylation levels of CpG sites of interest, without the need to manually design a separate assay for each individual target of interest. Our dedicated search page lets users simply enter the CpG loci identification numbers (CG#) of interest to easily search our assay database and order ready-to-use PyroMark CpG Assays.
The advantages of GeneGlobe
QIAGEN's GeneGlobe Web portal is a one-stop online interface that grants access to our extensive range of assay technologies in a gene- or pathway-specific context. GeneGlobe brings together state-of-the-art search and design algorithms, up-to-date sequence data, and our innovative technologies to facilitate discovery. Simply enter a search term for the gene or pathway of interest, and let GeneGlobe show you how to advance your research in epigenetics, or any other area of interest (see figure Ready-to-use methylation assays