Anal Chem 2021 07 1;93(27):9531-9540. Epub 2021 Jul 1.
Department of Chemical Biology, MOE Key Laboratory of Spectrochemical Analysis & Instrumentation, Key Laboratory for Chemical Biology of Fujian Province, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, PR China.
Telomere length (TL) is a highly relevant biomarker for age-associated diseases and cancer, yet its clinical applications have been hindered by the inability of existing methods to rapidly measure the TL distribution and the percentage of chromosomes with critically short telomeres (CSTs, < 3 kb). Herein, we report the development of a high-throughput method to measure TL at the single-chromosome level. Metaphase chromosomes are isolated, hybridized with the Alexa Fluor 488-labeled telomeric peptide nucleic acid probe, and analyzed using a laboratory-built ultrasensitive nano-flow cytometer. Read More