J M Butler

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The development of reduced size STR amplicons as tools for analysis of degraded DNA
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:1054-64. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Forensic DNA typing by capillary electrophoresis using the ABI Prism 310 and 3100 genetic analyzers for STR analysis
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Electrophoresis 25:1397-412. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Duplication of DYS19 flanking regions in other parts of the Y chromosome
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Int J Legal Med 118:178-83. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetics and genomics of core short tandem repeat loci used in human identity testing
    John M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 51:253-65. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Allele frequencies for 27 Y-STR loci with U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic samples
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 156:250-60. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal STR loci on U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic populations
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:908-11. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Short tandem repeat typing technologies used in human identity testing
    John M Butler
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Biotechniques 43:ii-v. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint U.S. population data for the multi-copy Y-STR locus DYS464
    John M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:975-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal duplications along the Y-chromosome and their potential impact on Y-STR interpretation
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:853-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Capillary electrophoresis as a tool for optimization of multiplex PCR reactions
    J M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biotechnology Division, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Fresenius J Anal Chem 369:200-5. 2001

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint The development of reduced size STR amplicons as tools for analysis of degraded DNA
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:1054-64. 2003
    ..These miniplex sets should prove valuable in the analysis of samples where allele dropout and reduced sensitivity of larger STR alleles occurs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Forensic DNA typing by capillary electrophoresis using the ABI Prism 310 and 3100 genetic analyzers for STR analysis
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Electrophoresis 25:1397-412. 2004
    ..Requirements for accurate typing of STR alleles are considered in the context of what future analysis platforms will need to increase sample throughput and ease of use...
  3. ncbi request reprint Duplication of DYS19 flanking regions in other parts of the Y chromosome
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Int J Legal Med 118:178-83. 2004
    ..The discovery of this duplicated region of the Y chromosome shows the value of newly available human genome sequence information for assay design and the importance of using sequence queries and alignments in the primer design process...
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetics and genomics of core short tandem repeat loci used in human identity testing
    John M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 51:253-65. 2006
    ..These core STR loci, which form the basis for DNA databases worldwide, will continue to play an important role in forensic science for many years to come...
  5. ncbi request reprint Allele frequencies for 27 Y-STR loci with U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic samples
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 156:250-60. 2006
    ..Allele frequencies for each locus are reported along with nomenclature based on sequence analysis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Allele frequencies for 15 autosomal STR loci on U.S. Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic populations
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 48:908-11. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Short tandem repeat typing technologies used in human identity testing
    John M Butler
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Biotechniques 43:ii-v. 2007
    ..This article offers a brief perspective on the technologies and issues involved in STR typing...
  8. ncbi request reprint U.S. population data for the multi-copy Y-STR locus DYS464
    John M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:975-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal duplications along the Y-chromosome and their potential impact on Y-STR interpretation
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:853-9. 2005
    ..In addition, duplicated loci typically possess alleles that differ by only a single repeat unit and possess similar peak heights...
  10. ncbi request reprint Capillary electrophoresis as a tool for optimization of multiplex PCR reactions
    J M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biotechnology Division, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Fresenius J Anal Chem 369:200-5. 2001
    ..The rapid separation and quantitation capabilities of capillary electrophoresis make it an efficient technique to help in the multiplex PCR optimization process...
  11. ncbi request reprint Quality control of PCR primers used in multiplex STR amplification reactions
    J M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 119:87-96. 2001
    ..We present here the use of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) methods for characterization of commercially available STR kits...
  12. ncbi request reprint Locus-specific brackets for reliable typing of Y-chromosome short tandem repeat markers
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Electrophoresis 26:2583-90. 2005
    ..Complete agreement was observed with 162 samples studied at 5 Y-chromosome loci...
  13. ncbi request reprint A novel multiplex for simultaneous amplification of 20 Y chromosome STR markers
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 129:10-24. 2002
    ..Haplotype comparisons between the 20plex and a commercially available kit found excellent agreement across the 76 samples in the Y chromosome consortium panel...
  14. ncbi request reprint High-throughput Y-STR typing of U.S. populations with 27 regions of the Y chromosome using two multiplex PCR assays
    Richard Schoske
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 139:107-21. 2004
    ..Samples containing the most common type in the European database could be well resolved with additional markers beyond the minimal haplotype loci...
  15. ncbi request reprint Genotyping of two mutations in the HFE gene using single-base extension and high-performance liquid chromatography
    J M Devaney
    Transgenomic Inc, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, USA
    Anal Chem 73:620-4. 2001
    ..This assay allows concurrent genotyping of the C282Y and H63D mutations in 11 min and is 100% concordant with current testing methods for both of these mutations...
  16. doi request reprint The impact of additional Y-STR loci on resolving common haplotypes and closely related individuals
    A E Decker
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biochemical Science Division, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, United States
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 1:215-7. 2007
    ..S. population groups. Additional Y-STRs can also increase the power of discrimination between closely related male individuals, which is important not only in forensics but also in the paternity and genetic genealogy communities...
  17. pmc Thermodynamic comparison of PNA/DNA and DNA/DNA hybridization reactions at ambient temperature
    F P Schwarz
    Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology National Institute of Standards and Technology, 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 27:4792-800. 1999
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  18. ncbi request reprint Results from the NIST 2004 DNA Quantitation Study
    Margaret C Kline
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:570-8. 2005
    ..Information from this interlaboratory study is guiding development of a future NIST Standard Reference Material for Human DNA Quantitation, SRM 2372...
  19. ncbi request reprint Multiplex_QA: an exploratory quality assessment tool for multiplexed electrophoretic assays
    David L Duewer
    Analytical Chemistry Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
    Electrophoresis 27:3735-46. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Concordance study between the AmpFlSTR MiniFiler PCR amplification kit and conventional STR typing kits
    Carolyn R Hill
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biochemical Science Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    J Forensic Sci 52:870-3. 2007
    ..DNA sequence analysis was also performed in order to understand the nature of the genetic variations causing the allele dropout or apparent repeat unit shift...
  21. doi request reprint Production and certification of NIST Standard Reference Material 2372 Human DNA Quantitation Standard
    Margaret C Kline
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Anal Bioanal Chem 394:1183-92. 2009
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  22. ncbi request reprint Characterization of 26 miniSTR loci for improved analysis of degraded DNA samples
    Carolyn R Hill
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 53:73-80. 2008
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  23. doi request reprint A 26plex autosomal STR assay to aid human identity testing*
    Carolyn R Hill
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 54:1008-15. 2009
    ..The 26plex has the potential to benefit the forensic community for reference sample testing and complex relationship evaluation...
  24. doi request reprint Analysis of mutations in father-son pairs with 17 Y-STR loci
    Amy E Decker
    Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Sciences and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 2:e31-5. 2008
    ..Furthermore, two different sample pairs were found to have two mutations. An African American sample pair had a mutation at DYS458 and a second at DYS635 and an Asian sample pair had mutations at DYS439 and Y-GATA-H4...
  25. doi request reprint Demonstration of rapid multiplex PCR amplification involving 16 genetic loci
    Peter M Vallone
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biochemical Science Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Forensic Sci Int Genet 3:42-5. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Characterization of new miniSTR loci to aid analysis of degraded DNA
    Michael D Coble
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:43-53. 2005
    ..The utility of these new loci were confirmed in comparing the success of the miniSTR assays for typing degraded bone samples while partial profiles were observed with the majority of the samples using a commercial STR kit...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA typing screens with control region and coding region SNPs
    Margaret C Kline
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:377-85. 2005
    ..These types of screening assays should enable more rapid evaluation of forensic casework samples such that only samples not excluded would be subjected to further characterization through full HVI/HVII mtDNA sequence analysis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Allele frequencies for 70 autosomal SNP loci with U.S. Caucasian, African-American, and Hispanic samples
    Peter M Vallone
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 149:279-86. 2005
    ..The final pair of unrelated samples could be resolved with the combination of 4 STR loci: D2S1338, D18S51, FGA, and VWA...
  29. ncbi request reprint A multiplex allele-specific primer extension assay for forensically informative SNPs distributed throughout the mitochondrial genome
    Peter M Vallone
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Int J Legal Med 118:147-57. 2004
    ..We demonstrate that the assay performs well for heteroplasmy and mixture detection, and for typical mtDNA casework samples with highly degraded DNA...
  30. ncbi request reprint Multiplex PCR design strategy used for the simultaneous amplification of 10 Y chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci
    Richard Schoske
    Department of Chemistry, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, USA
    Anal Bioanal Chem 375:333-43. 2003
    ..As a model system to illustrate this multiplex design protocol, a 10-loci multiplex (10plex) Y chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) assay is used...
  31. ncbi request reprint AutoDimer: a screening tool for primer-dimer and hairpin structures
    Peter M Vallone
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Biotechniques 37:226-31. 2004
    ..Sodium counterion and total stand concentrations can be adjusted for the Tm and deltaG calculations. The predicted interactions are saved in a text file for further evaluation...
  32. ncbi request reprint A strategy for examining complex mixtures of deoxyoligonucleotides using ion-pair-reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and informatics
    Peter M Vallone
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8311, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Anal Biochem 304:257-65. 2002
    ..IP-RP HPLC, MALDI-TOF MS, exonuclease digests, and a simple computational algorithm provide an integrated strategy for determining the sequence of short nucleic acid oligomers...
  33. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction amplification of DNA from aged blood stains: quantitative evaluation of the "suitability for purpose" of four filter papers as archival media
    Margaret C Kline
    Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, USA
    Anal Chem 74:1863-9. 2002
    ..All of the evaluated media adequately "bank" forensically useful DNA in well-dried whole blood stains for at least 19 months at ambient temperature...
  34. ncbi request reprint NIST Mixed Stain Study 3: DNA quantitation accuracy and its influence on short tandem repeat multiplex signal intensity
    Margaret C Kline
    Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, USA
    Anal Chem 75:2463-9. 2003
    ..However, there are large differences in the efficiencies of amplification, separation, and detection among participants using the same nominal measurement systems...
  35. ncbi request reprint NIST mixed stain study 3: signal intensity balance in commercial short tandem repeat multiplexes
    David L Duewer
    Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 8394, USA
    Anal Chem 76:6928-34. 2004
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  36. ncbi request reprint Y-SNP typing of U.S. African American and Caucasian samples using allele-specific hybridization and primer extension
    Peter M Vallone
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 8311, USA
    J Forensic Sci 49:723-32. 2004
    ..A total of 18 unique haplogroups out of a possible 45 were observed in a group of 229 U.S. African American and Caucasian males with the majority of samples being assigned into 2 of the 18 haplogroups...
  37. ncbi request reprint Constructing STR multiplex assays
    John M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 297:53-66. 2005
    ..Primer design parameters and Internet-accessible resources are discussed, as are solutions to problems with residual dye artifacts that result from impure primers...
  38. ncbi request reprint Rapid mitochondrial DNA typing using restriction enzyme digestion of polymerase chain reaction amplicons followed by capillary electrophoresis separation with laser-induced fluorescence detection
    J M Butler
    Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
    Electrophoresis 19:119-24. 1998
    ..In addition, the presence of a T-->C transition at position 16189, which gives rise to the so-called "C-stretch" in HV1, may be predicted from the presence of nonspecific PCR products in the CE results...
  39. doi request reprint Short tandem repeat analysis for human identity testing
    John M Butler
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
    Curr Protoc Hum Genet . 2004
    ..Finally, future technologies and DNA marker systems are briefly explored relative to the state-of-the-science today...
  40. ncbi request reprint Forensic value of 14 novel STRs on the human Y chromosome
    Alan J Redd
    Division of Biotechnology, University of Arizona, Biosciences West room 239, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 130:97-111. 2002
    ..Furthermore, these novel Y-STRs greatly improved the resolution of paternal lineages, above the level obtained with commonly used Y-STRs, in the European-American population...
  41. ncbi request reprint A study on the effects of degradation and template concentration on the amplification efficiency of the STR Miniplex primer sets
    Denise T Chung
    Ohio University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    J Forensic Sci 49:733-40. 2004
    ..Overall, our data confirm that our redesigned primers can increase the probability of obtaining a usable profile in situations where standard kits fail...
  42. ncbi request reprint Letter to the editor--nomenclature and allele repeat structure update for the Y-STR locus GATA H4
    Julio J Mulero
    J Forensic Sci 51:694. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint Concordance study between Miniplex assays and a commercial STR typing kit
    Jiri Drabek
    Ohio University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Athens, OH 45701, USA
    J Forensic Sci 49:859-60. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology. DNA identifications after the 9/11 World Trade Center attack
    Leslie G Biesecker
    Science 310:1122-3. 2005
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  45. ncbi request reprint An STR forensic typing system for genetic individualization of domestic cat (Felis catus) samples
    Marilyn A Menotti-Raymond
    Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702 1201, USA
    J Forensic Sci 50:1061-70. 2005
    ..31E-08. A multiplex protocol, designed for the co-amplification of the 11 loci and a gender-identifying locus, is species specific and robust, generating a product profile with as little as 0.125 nanograms of genomic DNA...
  46. ncbi request reprint Toward increased utility of mtDNA in forensic identifications
    Rebecca S Just
    Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP Annex, 1413 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 146:S147-9. 2004
    ..A large-scale databasing effort targeting several populations underrepresented in current mtDNA databases is underway...
  47. ncbi request reprint Developmental validation of reduced-size STR Miniplex primer sets
    Kerry L Opel
    International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Forensic Sci 52:1263-71. 2007
    ..Our results demonstrate that Miniplex STR amplification procedures are a robust and sensitive tool for the analysis of degraded DNA...
  48. ncbi request reprint 17 beta-Oestradiol attenuates nucleotide excision repair
    Mark D Evans
    Oxidative Stress Group, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, P O Box 65, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, University of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE2 7LX, UK
    FEBS Lett 535:153-8. 2003
    ..In contrast, treatment with 17 alpha-oestradiol had no effect. Mechanisms are proposed for this effect of E2, which may contribute to its carcinogenic potential...