Primer Extension Analysis of mRNA

  • Maggie Walmsley
  • Mark Leonard
  • Roger Patient
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Primer extension is a relatively quick and convenient means by which gene transcription can be monitored. The technique can be used to determine accurately the site of transcription initiation or to quantify the amount of cap site-specific message produced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maggie Walmsley
    • 1
  • Mark Leonard
    • 1
  • Roger Patient
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental Biology Research Centre, Kings CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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