Oligonucleotide arrays vs. Metaphase-comparative genomic hybridisation and bac arrays for single-cell analysis: First applications to preimplantation genetic diagnosis for robertsonian translocation carriers

Laia Ramos, Javier Del Rey, Gemma Daina, Manel García-Aragonés, Lluís Armengol, Alba Fernandez-Encinas, Mònica Parriego, Montserrat Boada, Olga Martinez-Passarell, Maria Rosa Martorell, Oriol Casagran, Jordi Benet, Joaquima Navarro

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Abstract

Copyright © 2014 Ramos et al. Comprehensive chromosome analysis techniques such as metaphase-Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH) and array-CGH are available for singlecell analysis. However, while metaphase-CGH and BAC array-CGH have been widely used for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, oligonucleotide array-CGH has not been used in an extensive way. A comparison between oligonucleotide array-CGH and metaphase-CGH has been performed analysing 15 single fibroblasts from aneuploid cell-lines and 18 single blastomeres from human cleavage-stage embryos. Afterwards, oligonucleotide array-CGH and BAC array-CGH were also compared analysing 16 single blastomeres from human cleavage-stage embryos. All three comprehensive analysis techniques provided broadly similar cytogenetic profiles; however, non-identical profiles appeared when extensive aneuploidies were present in a cell. Both array techniques provided an optimised analysis procedure and a higher resolution than metaphase-CGH. Moreover, oligonucleotide array-CGH was able to define extra segmental imbalances in 14.7% of the blastomeres and it better determined the specific unbalanced chromosome regions due to a higher resolution of the technique (<20 kb). Applicability of oligonucleotide array-CGH for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis has been demonstrated in two cases of Robertsonian translocation carriers 45,XY,der(13;14)(q10;q10). Transfer of euploid embryos was performed in both cases and pregnancy was achieved by one of the couples. This is the first time that an oligonucleotide array-CGH approach has been successfully applied to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for balanced chromosome rearrangement carriers.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere113223
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2014

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