Method for determining human genotype by polymorphism in matrix metalloproteinase mmp9-1562 c>t (rs3918242) gene

FIELD: medicine.

SUBSTANCE: invention refers to biotechnology and can be used to determine a human genotype by polymorphism in matrix metalloproteinase MMP9-1562 C>T (rs3918242) gene. The method is based on the establishment of a melting profile with fluorescence-labelled specific oligonucleotide samples. The method uses an allele-shared pair of primers, fluorescence-labelled allele-specific oligonucleotide samples different for each allele and a general oligonucleotide labelled with a fluorescence extinguisher of the following nucleotide composition: MMP9-1562s CGAAACCAGCCTGGTCAACG; MMP9-1562a TCTGCCTCCCGGGTTCAAGC; MMP9-1562p1 GGCGCACGCCTATAA-FAM; MMP9-1562p2 GGCGCATGCCTATAA-HEX; MMP9-1562pq BHQ1-ACCAGCTACTCGGGAGGC-3'-(P), wherein FAM means the fluorescence extinguisher FAM, HEX means the fluorescence extinguisher HEX, BHQ1 means the dark fluorescence extinguisher attached to 5'-terminal nucleotide. Referring the sample to a homozygote or a heterozygote by the allele is determined by a DNA melting profile shape that is a maximum of the first fluorescence curve derivative.

EFFECT: invention enables providing more reliable and accessible genotyping.

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1. Area of technology

The proposed method relates to the field of medicine, biology and biotechnology and can be used in the diagnosis of periodontal disease in the oral cavity, predict the severity and speed of progression of the disease and the treatment algorithm of the disease depending on the individual genetic profile of the patient.

For many years, periodontal disease consistently rank as the prevalence of one of the leading places in the world. Despite the extensive development of instrumental and laboratory methods of research, early and accurate diagnosis of various dental diseases is still a matter of extreme importance.

It is known that the development and course of any disease of bacterial origin is determined by the response of the body, which, in turn, depends not only on acquired immunity, but is largely determined by genotype. Over the last 10-15 years the first results on the identification of genetic markers of periodontitis. Established Association with periodontitis polymorphic loci of genes of cytokines, collagen type 1, HLA antigens, vitamin D receptor, of a number of enzymes and regulatory molecules (P. M. Brett et al., 2005; A. A. Agrawal et al., 2006; T. Tervonen et al., 2007; J. Wagner et al., 2007; Pirhan D. et al., 2007; B. Houshmand et al., 2009; L. Chai et al., 2009; K. Erciyas et al., 2010; Screl-Caminaga R. M. et al., 2011).

For the first time the interrelation of option - T (rs3918242) gene matrix metalloproteinase MMR with the development of chronic generalized periodontitis, indicating the involvement of genetically-determined system "proteolysis-antiproteases" in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease (Zorina, 2011).

2. The level of technology

It is a widely accepted method for determining the type of nucleotide in a specific location of the DNA based on the use of allele-specific primers with the registration of the PCR results after completion of the reaction by electrophoresis. When using PCR with registration of results in the reaction, various methods of determining the genotype of the test sample.

There are ways to determine the type of nucleotide in a specific location of the DNA based on the use of allele-specific primers with the registration of the PCR results directly during the reaction using fluorescently-labeled probes (oligonucleotides) (Andreas R. Tobler at all, "THE SNPlex Genotiping System: A Flexible and Scalable Platform for SNP Genotyping", Journal of Biomolecular Techniques, V. 16, issue 4, Desember 2005).

For example, in sets of production Applied Biosystems using one pair of primers for each allele and two probes with different fluorescente marks, depending on the genotype of the allele is fixed with a flare-up of different m�current ("TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assays", Applied Biosistems, Prodakt Bulletin, USA, 06/2006). A disadvantage of the method used in these sets is the relatively low reliability of the results of the study because of the small difference between the obtained fluorescence curves for different alleles.

The proposed approach to the detection of genetic polymorphism is the use of two allele-specific and labeled with different fluorescent-labeled oligonucleotides and oligonucleotide carrying a quencher of fluorescence and hybridizers on the matrix next to the allele-specific oligonucleotide. Hybridization of allele-specific oligonucleotide to the matrix leads to the transfer of energy to the fluorophore donor extinguisher fluorescence adjacent "quenching" of the oligonucleotide. The registration of the results of amplification are after PCR by removing the fluorescence spectrum when the temperature of the reaction mixture in the range from 25 to 80 degrees Celsius (so-called "melting curves"). When you obtain a graph of fluorescence as possible heating and cooling of the reaction mixture at the specified temperature range.

The present invention makes the determination of variable positions in the DNA is more reliable and reduces the cost of such research through the use of standard equipment.

3. Disclosure and�gaining

The technical result, which directed the present invention is to improve the reliability and availability of such studies, since the method may be implemented on a known standard equipment. It also provides the opportunity to conduct research in a single tube, which reduces the cost of the study.

We used genotyping method is a variant of the classical method of "adjacent samples". In determining the substitutions of single nucleotides initially, PCR was performed with primers common to both variants of the sequence, then the temperature of the reaction mixture was reduced to hybridization matrix obtained with oligonucleotide samples. To identify variant sequences used two types of oligonucleotides, gibridizatsiya on the matrix next. One of the oligonucleotides was labeled with the fluorophore from the quencher of fluorescence.

In the reaction used one common oligonucleotide with a quencher of fluorescence and a pair of allele-specific (sequence-specific) oligonucleotides carrying the fluorophore. Oligonucleotide samples corresponding to one or another variant of the sequence was labeled with different fluorophores, which allowed to determine both options in a single tube. Identification of the genotype was performed after PCR and hybridization �UTEM measuring the level of fluorescence during thermal denaturation of duplexes of oligonucleotides derived matrices (or, on the contrary, hybridization). This measurement was performed in real time, it was melting curves.

The reaction conditions were selected to maximize the difference in the melting points of the perfect and imperfect duplexes. Thus, if the test sample contained only one variant sequence, i.e. homozygotes on this polymorphism, the melting temperature for the sample, which forms a perfect duplex was significantly higher than for the sample ,forming an imperfect duplex. If analyzed heterozygous sample, the melting temperature were almost the same.

This result is achieved by the use in PCR fluorescently-labeled allele-specific oligonucleotide probes and primers:


FAM means of the fluorescent dye FAM, HEX means ceiling lights�entry dye HEX, BHQ1 means attached to the 5'-terminal nucleotide dark quencher of fluorescence.

The composition of the amplification mix (per reaction):

PCR buffer*a 1.25 fold18 µl
A mixture of dNTP0.25 mm (each)0,24 µl
Primers100 PM/μlaccording μl of 0.14
The oligonucleotides labeled with fluorophores100 PM/μl0.07 µl
Oligonucleotide labeled with a quencher of fluorescence100 PM/μl0,14 µl
Tag polymerase10 units of activity/µl0.5 µl
N2O (deionized)-to 30 µl
Genomic DNA-5 µl

* Composition Boo�EPA for PCR

84 mm Tris-HCl pH 8,6

21 mm (NH4)2SO4

3.1 mm MgCl2

0,003% Tween-20

0,003% NP-40

6.25% glycerol

4. The implementation of the invention

As material for research, it is recommended to use blood, scrapings of buccal epithelium, biopsies of soft tissue of a human or other standard biological material. Extraction of DNA from biological material is produced using a set of reagents for DNA extraction (not the subject of this patent).

Polymerase chain reaction and determination of the melting temperature of oligonucleotide samples was performed using detection of amplifier "DPRAM" (000 "NGOs DNA-Technology, Russia). Used the following temperature regime of amplification: 94°C - 10 s, 64°C - 30 C for 50 cycles. Upon completion of the amplification reaction, the reaction mixture was then cooled to 25°C at a rate of 2°C/sec. Melting curves were prepared as follows: the temperature of the reaction mixture increased from 25°C to 75°C with a step of TOS, measuring the level of fluorescence at each step.

The results, i.e. the assignment of the sample to homozygote or heterozygote on this allele, are evaluated in the form of a melting curve of DNA (Fig. 1).


1. Agrawal A. A., Kapley A., Yeltiwar R. K. et al. Assessment of single nucleotide polymorphism at IL-1A14845 and IL-1B 13954 as genetic susceptibility test for chronic periodontitis in Maharashtrian ethnicity. // J. Periodontol. - 2006. - Vol.77. - P. 151-1521.

2. Brett P. M., Zygogianni P., Griffiths, G. S. et al. Functional gene polymorphisms in aggressive and chronic periodontitis. // J. Dent. Res. - 2005. - Vol.84, No. 12. - P. 1149-1153.

3. Pirhan D., Atilla g, Emingil G. et al. Effect of MMP-1 promoter polymorphisms on GCF MMP-1 levels and outcome of periodontal therapy in patients with severe chronic periodontitis. // J. Clin. Periodontol. - 2008. - Vol.35, No. 10. - P. 862-870.

4. Scarel-Caminaga R. M., Trevilatto P. C., A. P. Souza et al. Investigation of IL4 gene polymorphism in individuals with different levels of chronic periodontitis in a Brazilian population. // J. Clin. Periodontol. - 2003. - Vol.30. - P. 341-345.

5. Tervonen, T., Raunio T., Knuuttila M. et al. Polymorphisms in the CD 14 and IL-6 genes associated with periodontal disease. // J. Clin. Periodontol. - 2007. - Vol.34. - P. 377-383.

6. Wagner J., Kaminski W. E., C. Aslanidis Prevalence of OPG and IL-1 gene polymorphisms in chronic periodontitis. // J. Clin. Periodontol. - 2007. - Vol.34. - P. 823-827.

7. Zorina O. A. the Relationship of the qualitative and quantitative composition of biocenoses of the mouth and an individual's genetic profile on the background of inflammatory periodontal diseases. // Dissertation - M., 2011.

The method for determining the genotype at polymorphism in the gene matrix metalloproteinase MMR-1562 C>T (rs3918242), based on the melting curves with fluorescently-labeled allele-specific oligonucleotide probes, characterized in that use is common to all alleles of a pair of primers, wherein for each allele fluorescently-labeled allele-specific oligonucleotide probe and a universal oligonucleotide labeled with a quencher of the fluorescence of the following nucleotide composition:


FAM means of the fluorescent dye FAM, HEX means of the fluorescent dye HEX, BHQ1 means attached to the 5'-terminal nucleotide dark quencher of fluorescence;
the assignment of the sample to homozygote or heterozygote for this allele are evaluated in the form of a melting curve of DNA (the maximum of the first derivative graphs of fluorescence).


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