By Luke Alphey
Univ. of Manchester, U.K. useful, strategic consultant to the method of DNA sequencing. Covers making plans the technique, facts acquisition, and extracting findings from the information. Softcover.
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12. Analyze the fractions by electrophoresis on 11 % SDSPAGE. Following electrophoresis, stain the gel with staining solution and destain with destaining solution. Place the gel on shrink wrap (see Note 5) and place on a white paper. Reveal the RNA by UV shadowing with the handheld UV lamp placed above the gel. The protein appears as a blue band and RNA and grey band (Fig. 2). Expression and Purification of RNA–Protein Complexes in Escherichia coli 29 Fig. 2 Co-expression of AtRNA-mala/His6-MS2 coat protein in XL1-Blue E.
Coli BL21 (DE3), stored at −80 °C (Novagen) (see Note 2). 3. Ampicillin stock solution: 100 mg/mL. 22 µm filter-sterilize. 5 mL vials and store at −20 °C. 4. Luria Broth (LB medium) : weigh out 10 g of tryptone, 5 g of yeast extract powder, and 10 g of sodium chloride. 0. Sterilize by autoclaving. 5. 75 g of agar to 250 mL of LB medium before autoclaving. After autoclaving, allow the medium to cool to approximately 55 °C and add 125 µL of ampicillin stock solution. Mix by gentle swirling. Then pour the plates of 10–15 mL in a sterile disposable Petri dish (Ø 9 cm); use directly or store at 4 °C for up to 2 weeks.
And 37 °C. 3. Add 25 mL of the saturated overnight culture to 1 L fresh 2xTY medium containing 100 µg/mL ampicillin and 20 µg/ mL chloramphenicol in a baffle-bottomed shake flask. 4. m. 6. 5. Collect a sample for protein production analysis (see Note 3). 6. Add IPTG to a final concentration of 1 mM. Continue shaking for 3–4 h. 7. Collect a second sample for protein production analysis (see Note 3). 8. Pellet 5 mL of culture by centrifugation for 10 min at 4,000 × g and 4 °C for RNA production analysis.