The Salimetrics SalivaLab offers easy, accurate, and affordable genomic testing of a wide variety of SNPs, including the OXTR SNPs that are most represented in the biobehavioral literature (rs53576, rs1042778, and rs237887). Best of all, our protocols obtain DNA from the same SalivaBio collection devices that you are already using and familiar with – you don’t need any specialized collection devices.
When interpreting data from your current study or planning for the future, consider the polymorphisms that influence social behavior and personality. For a complete list of SNPs available for research, we recommend contacting one of our experts for guidance on the most relevant selections for your research.
|Methodology: Genomic DNA, purified using silica based membrane columns is analyzed by TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays run on the 7900HT real time PCR system
Yield: 2-5 ug genomic DNA
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DNA SALIVA COLLECTION CONSIDERATIONS
Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary DNA analysis. Use this collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.
APPROVED SALIVARY DNA COLLECTION METHODS
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|Order Code (lab):||5811 (SNP Genotyping)|
|Transport Requirements:||Ship on Dry Ice|
The validated method used by Salimetrics is proprietary and not available in assay kit form at this time.
References & OXTR Related Research
- Lerer, E. et al. (2008). Association between the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and autism: relationship to Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and cognition. Molecular Psychiatry. 13, 980-988.
- Skuse, D. et al. (2014). Common polymorphism in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is associated with human social recognition skills. PNAS. 111(5), 1987-1992.
- Rodrigues, S. et al. (2009). Oxytocin receptor genetic variation relates to empathy and stress reactivity in humans. PNAS. 106(50), 21437-21441.
- Spahire-Bernstein, S. et al. (2011). Oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is related to psychological resources. PNAS. 108(37), 15118 – 15122.