ABSTRACT: A VeraCode-allele-specific primer extension (ASPE) method was applied to the detection and genotyping of human papillomavirus (HPV)-DNA. Oligonucleotide primers containing HPV-type-specific L1 sequences were annealed to HPV-DNA amplified by PGMY-PCR, followed by ASPE to label the DNA with biotinylated nucleotides. The labeled DNA was captured by VeraCode beads through hybridization, stained with a streptavidin-conjugated fluorophore, and detected by an Illumina BeadXpress® reader. By using this system, 16 clinically important HPV types (HPV6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 68) were correctly genotyped in a multiplex format. The VeraCode-ASPE genotyping of clinical DNA samples yielded identical results with those obtained by validated PGMY-reverse blot hybridization assay, providing a new platform for high-throughput genotyping required for HPV epidemiological surveys.
Microbiology and Immunology 12/2011; 56(2):128-33. · 1.30 Impact Factor