BLIRT ExtractMe DNA Tissue Kit

Rapid and efficient purification of high quality DNA from solid tissues (fresh, frozen, formalin-preserved or paraffin-embedded), physiological fluids, hair, rodent tails, insects and cell cultures

ExtractMe DNA Tissue Kit
Product Cat No. Pack Size
ExtractMe DNA Tissue Kit   SWA-  EM03-50 50 preps
SWA-  EM03-150 150 preps
SWA-EM03-250 250 preps

 

The EXTRACTME DNA TISSUE kit is designed for the rapid and efficient purification of high quality DNA from solid tissues (fresh, frozen, formalin-preserved or paraffin-embedded), physiological fluids, hair, rodent tails, insects and cell cultures. The isolation protocol and buffer formulations have been optimised for high isolation efficiency and DNA purity.

 

The DNA purification procedure consists of four steps and utilises spin minicolumns with membranes which efficiently and selectively bind nucleic acids. 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 by Proteinase K in optimised TL Buffer. At this stage, all the cellular membranes and proteins are degraded. When a metabolically active tissue is used for isolation, RNA is removed by the RNase A. The homogenate is separated from the undigested tissue remains by centrifugation and combined with chaotropic salts. The mixture is then applied to the purification column membrane and the DNA is bound. The two-step washing stage effectively removes impurities and enzyme inhibitors. The purified DNA is eluted using a low ionic strength buffer or water (pH of 7.0-9.0) and can be used directly in all downstream applications such as qPCR, Southern blotting, DNA sequencing, enzymatic restriction, ligation and so forth, or stored until ready to use.


The quality of each production batch (LOT) of the EXTRACTME DNA TISSUE kit is tested using standard QC procedures. The purified DNA concentration, quality and stability are evaluated by gel electrophoresis and spectrophotometer. In addition, the functional quality is tested by qPCR and digestion with restriction enzymes.

SAMPLE MATERIAL

- fresh or frozen solid tissue: 1-30 mg

- formalin-preserved tissue: 1-30 mg

- paraffin-embedded tissue: 1-30 mg

- cell culture: 103-107 cells

- physiological fluids (urine, PMR, peritoneal fluid): 1-5 ml

- hair: 1-30 mg

- insects: 1-30 mg

 

EFFICIENCY

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

 

BINDING CAPACITY

Approx. 30 μg DNA

 

TIME REQUIRED

- approx. 12 minutes (lysis time not included)

- 30-40 minutes for mechanical homogenization

- 1-16 hours for periodical shaking by vortexing           

 

DNA PURITY

A260/A280 ratio = 1.7 – 1.9

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