TRAP (Telomere Repeat Amplification Protocol) assay is based on initial extension of non-telomeric primer by telomerase activity with telomeric repeats, and subsequent amplification of the elongated product with PCR. It can be performed as a semi-quantitative or a quantitative version.

This technology can be used for:

Potential anti-cancer drug testing – telomerase activity, expression and telomere stability can be used as indicators of efficiency of potential anti-cancer drugs which inhibit telomerase action by diverse means.


  • Thermocyclers and real-time thermocyclers
  • Horizontal and vertical electrophoreses, documentation system
  • Centrifuges

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Prof. Jiří Fajkus
Prof. Jiří Fajkus
Head of Research Centre, Research Group Leader Senior
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