Octadecylsilyl silica column method for extraction of messenger RNA

Taro Kimura, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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We have developed a simple and rapid method for the purification of poly(A) tail-messenger RNA (mRNA) from total RNA by using a solid phase extraction column filled with a small amount of octadecylsilyl silica. The method is based on a hydrophobic interaction between the poly(A) tail and the octadecyl unit on the silica particle in a water/dimethyl sulfoxide mixed solution. By using this column, mRNA can be separated from 100 μg of total RNA in less than 10 min with high yields (>80%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-73
Number of pages2
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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