This is the amplicon context sequence in accordance with the minimum information for the publication of real-time quantitative PCR experiements (MIQE) guidelines. For more details, please refer to the following publication, "Primer Sequence Disclosure: A Clarification of the MIQE Guidelines."
ddPCR™ Evagreen assay for gene expression analysis. EvaGreen assays consist of unlabeled PCR primer.
Info: EG; Same primer pair as used in qPCR assay qHsaCID0011749; Intron-spanning
This gene encodes the coagulation factor XIII A subunit. Coagulation factor XIII is the last zymogen to become activated in the blood coagulation cascade. Plasma factor XIII is a heterotetramer composed of 2 A subunits and 2 B subunits. The A subunits have catalytic function and the B subunits do not have enzymatic activity and may serve as plasma carrier molecules. Platelet factor XIII is comprised only of 2 A subunits which are identical to those of plasma origin. Upon cleavage of the activation peptide by thrombin and in the presence of calcium ion the plasma factor XIII dissociates its B subunits and yields the same active enzyme factor XIIIa as platelet factor XIII. This enzyme acts as a transglutaminase to catalyze the formation of gamma-glutamyl-epsilon-lysine crosslinking between fibrin molecules thus stabilizing the fibrin clot. It also crosslinks alpha-2-plasmin inhibitor or fibronectin to the alpha chains of fibrin. Factor XIII deficiency is classified into two categories: type I deficiency characterized by the lack of both the A and B subunits; and type II deficiency characterized by the lack of the A subunit alone. These defects can result in a lifelong bleeding tendency defective wound healing and habitual abortion. [provided by RefSeq Jul 2008]