Optimization and validation studies of the Mentype® Argus X-8 kit for paternity cases

Acar E., Bulbul Ö. , Rayimoglu G., Shahzad M., Argac D., Altuncul H., ...Daha Fazla

Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, cilt.2, ss.47-48, 2009 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2009.08.189
  • Dergi Adı: Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.47-48


The use of ChrX-STRs is enormous in forensic case as these have proven to be powerful tools, mainly in deficiency paternity cases when the disputed child is female, and also some special cases involving blood relatives, incest cases, fetal typing in abortion material. The Mentype® Argus X-8 kit is a commercial multiplex system which contains Amelogenin for gender determination as well as gonosomal STR markers (DXS8378, HPRTB, DXS7423, DXS7132, DXS10134, DXS10074, DXS10101 and DXS10135). Validation studies were being performed on blood obtained from the volunteers in Turkish population. In this study, some parameters were taken under consideration for validation like DNA extraction using different protocols, quantitated by using commercially available Invitrogen Qubit Fluorometer, reaction volume validation of Master Mix and the analysis of female/male, female/female and male/male mixtures were performed. The conditions were optimized and validated using GenAmp 9700 and reducing reaction volume from 25 μl to 12.5 μl and 6.5 μl. After reducing the total volume of the reaction, the results were same and there was no effect on peak height and quality when analyzed on ABI 310 genetic analyzer. 2 paternity cases were also performed which gave the same power of discrimination as has been mentioned in Mentype® Argus X-8 kit. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.