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2021 Jul 29

Mol Diagn Ther

Development and Evaluation of a Droplet Digital PCR Assay for 8p23 β-Defensin Cluster Copy Number Determination.


Wen T, Zhang X, Lippuner C, Schiff M, Stuber F
Mol Diagn Ther. 2021 Jul 29.
PMID: 34327613.


It has been proposed that the copy number (CN) variation (CNV) in β-defensin genes (DEFB) on human chromosome 8p23 determines phenotypic differences in inflammatory diseases. However, no method for accurate and easy DEFB CN quantification is yet available.