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™ probe assay designed for mutation detection. Probe assays consist of unlabeled PCR primers and a dual labeled fluorescent probe.
Info: 59nt amplicon; crosses exon-intron junction; in silico
This gene encodes a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor family of receptor tyrosine kinases. This protein has no ligand binding domain of its own and therefore cannot bind growth factors. However it does bind tightly to other ligand-bound EGF receptor family members to form a heterodimer stabilizing ligand binding and enhancing kinase-mediated activation of downstream signalling pathways such as those involving mitogen-activated protein kinase and phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase. Allelic variations at amino acid positions 654 and 655 of isoform a (positions 624 and 625 of isoform b) have been reported with the most common allele Ile654/Ile655 shown here. Amplification and/or overexpression of this gene has been reported in numerous cancers including breast and ovarian tumors. Alternative splicing results in several additional transcript variants some encoding different isoforms and others that have not been fully characterized. [provided by RefSeq Jul 2008]