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DNA Extraction from PAGE Gels
Applications for Oligonucleotide Purification
A well tried and established method to purify synthetic oligonucleotides, is the so called “soak and crush method”. Briefly the method, consist of:
After PAGE electrophoresis is completed, the oligonucleotide bands are visualized by the UV shadowing method
Using a scalpel, the oligonucleotide bands are carefully cut from the gel.
The bands are gently crushed and cut in to smaller fragments and placed into a test tube containing 5mls ( or more, but always enough to cover all the crushed gel)of 0.1 X TE(Tris EDTA)
The crushed gel is left for 3 hours at room temperature(or overnight if convenient; 37 degrees incubation, renders higher recovery and is optional.
A 1 cm slurry of DE-52 resin ( this is a positively charge resin, that will retain the polyanionic oligonucleotide) is prepared in a 10 cm plastic column with medium or coarse fritted filter
The liquid 0.1X TE,now containing the oligonucleotide is passed through the DE-52 bed
The column is washed 3x with 10mls each of dd water
Use a 1 molar solution of TEAB( triethylammonium bicarbonate buffer) to elute the oligo
Use 3x1 ml of the TEAB buffer
Using a speed vac, evaporate the TEAB buffer and measure your A260 absorbance; oligo is ready for your use
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