Kits Take The Trickiness Out Of RNA Isolation, Purification

Kits Take the Trickiness Out of RNA Isolation, Purification MINIMIZES CONTAMINATION: Ambion’s Rnase Zap destroys Rnase on laboratory surfaces. RNA is the most versatile biological molecule. It carries genetic information from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, then actively participates in protein synthesis; it also can function catalytically. All cells of a multicellular organism have similar collections of transfer and ribosomal RNAs, but it is the repertoire of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that

Ricki Lewis
Mar 30, 1997

Kits Take the Trickiness Out of RNA Isolation, Purification


MINIMIZES CONTAMINATION: Ambion’s Rnase Zap destroys Rnase on laboratory surfaces.
RNA is the most versatile biological molecule. It carries genetic information from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, then actively participates in protein synthesis; it also can function catalytically. All cells of a multicellular organism have similar collections of transfer and ribosomal RNAs, but it is the repertoire of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that sculpts a specialized cell’s identity, expressing the subsets of genes that distinguish bone from muscle, xylem from phloem. So important is RNA that many investigators hypothesize that it played a pivotal role in the origin of life (see Research).

Because RNA lies at the heart of gene expression, extracting it from cells is a common procedure in many cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry laboratories. "Obtaining high-quality, intact RNA is the first and often the most critical...

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