EXTRACTME TOTAL RNA PLUS KIT

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EM11-010 10 preps
EM11-050 50 preps
EM11-250 250 preps

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Product Features

The EXTRACTME TOTAL RNA kit is designed for the rapid and efficient purification of high quality total RNA from 1-30 mg of tissue (fresh or frozen) and 104-107 cultured cells. The kit includes additional bead-beating tubes with ceramic filling for tissue soft homogenization. The isolation protocol and buffer formulations were optimized for high isolation efficiency and purity of RNA. The product is intended for research use only.

 

SAMPLE MATERIAL

- fresh or frozen tissue: 1-30 mg

- tissue preserved in RNase inactivating buffers: 1-30 mg

- cell culture: 104-107 cells

 

EFFICIENCY

The typical efficiencies of RNA isolation from fresh biological material are given in section XIII.

 

BINDING CAPACITY

approx. 90 μg RNA

 

TIME REQUIRED

- 16-20 minutes (lysis and homogenisation time not included)

- 30-40 minutes for mechanical homogenization (ceramic beads)

 

RNA PURITY

A260/A280 ratio = 1.9 – 2.1

 

Principle

The EXTRACTME TOTAL RNA PLUS kit utilises spin minicolumns with membranes which efficiently and selectively bind nucleic acids at high concentration of chaotropic salts. The isolation procedure consists of 6 steps. In the first isolation step, the tissue is homogenized in order to disintegrate intercellular bonds (epithelial tissue) and fragmentize high-molecular proteins (muscle or connective tissue). Then the homogenate is lysed with guanidine thiocyanate and detergents. Any RNases are inactivated by guanidine thiocyanate and β-mercaptoethanol. The homogenate is separated from the undigested tissue/cell remains by centrifugation and on the Homogenizing Column. The RNA is bound to the Purification Column membrane by addition of ethanol. The three-step washing stage effectively removes impurities and enzyme inhibitors. The purified RNA is eluted using a low ionic strength buffer or RNase-free water (pH 7.0-9.0) and can be used directly in all downstream applications such as RT-PCR, Northern blotting, RT-qPCR and so forth.

 

Quality control

The quality of each production batch (LOT) of the EXTRACTME TOTAL RNA PLUS kit is tested using standard QC procedures. The purified RNA concentration, quality and stability are evaluated by gel electrophoresis and spectrophotometer. In addition, the functional quality is tested by reverse transcription and qPCR.

 


Manufacturer: BLIRT S.A.