National Research Council of Canada. NRC Institute for Information Technology
The importance of alternative splicing in drug and biomarker discovery is best understood through several example genes. For most genes, the identification, detection and particularly quantification of isoforms in different tissues and conditions remain to be carried out. As a result, the focus in drug and biomarker development is increasingly on high-throughput studies of alternative splicing. Initial strategies for the parallel analysis of alternative splicing by microarrays have been recently published. The design specificities and goals of alternative splicing microarrays, in terms of identification and quantification of multiple mRNAs from one gene, are promoting the development of novel methods of analysis.
Drug Discovery Today11, no. 21-22 (26 September 2006): 983–990.