qBase relative quantification framework and software for management and automated analysis of real-time quantitative PCR data.


Jan Hellemans, Geert Mortier, Anne De Paepe, Frank Speleman, Jo Vandesompele

Genome Biology



Although quantitative PCR (qPCR) is becoming the method of choice for expression profiling of selected genes, accurate and straightforward processing of the raw measurements remains a major hurdle. Here we outline advanced and universally applicable models for relative quantification and inter-run calibration with proper error propagation along the entire calculation track. These models and algorithms are implemented in qBase, a free program for the management and automated analysis of qPCR data.

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