A new pentaplex system to study short tandem repeat markers of forensic interest on X chromosome

Forensic Sci Int. 2002 Sep 26;129(2):85-9. doi: 10.1016/s0379-0738(02)00228-1.


A new method has been optimised to amplify five X chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) markers of interest in forensic medicine: human phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRTB), DXS101, androgen receptor (ARA), DXS7423 and DXS8377. Markers were conveniently amplified in a single PCR reaction with fluorochrome-labelled primers, which allowed the analysis of fragment sizes after injection into a capillary electrophoresis system. The most common alleles of each locus were sequenced and used in a control ladder to type unknown samples.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosomes, Human, X*
  • Electrophoresis, Capillary
  • Forensic Medicine / methods*
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Markers*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*


  • Genetic Markers