Clinical chemistry (2020 May)
Most existing DNA methylation-based methods for detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) are based on conversion of unmethylated cytosines to uracil. After conversion, the 2 DNA strands are no longer complementary; therefore, targeting only 1 DNA strand merely utilizes half of the available input DNA. We investigated whether the sensitivity of methylation-based ctDNA detection strategies could be increased by targeting both DNA strands after bisulfite conversion.
Forfattere: Jensen SØ, Øgaard N, Nielsen HJ, Bramsen JB, Andersen CL