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GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit

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GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit

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sufficient for 4 purifications

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General description

The GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit offers a simple, rapid, and cost effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures. The kit features a filter syringe for the rapid clearing of lysate and a silica binding column designed for either a vacuum or a spin format. Up to 1.2 mg of plasmid DNA can be isolated from a 150 mL overnight culture grown in Luria Broth (LB) medium. Note that the actual yield depends on the strain, the plasmid, and the culture medium used.

An overnight recombinant E. coli culture is harvested by centrifugation and subjected to a modified alkaline-SDS lysis procedure followed by adsorption of the DNA onto a silica membrane in the presence of high salts. Contaminants are removed by two wash steps. Finally, the bound DNA is eluted in Elution Solution (Tris-HCl) or water.

The recovered plasmid DNA is predominately in its supercoiled form. The DNA is ready for immediate use in downstream applications such as restriction digestion, ligation, sequencing, PCR, transformation, and transfection.
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GenElute HP Plasmid Maxiprep Kit has been used to isolate plasmid DNA from Escherichia coli.

Features and Benefits

  • From harvested bacterial culture to pure plasmid DNA in 30 minutes or less
  • Up to 1.2 mg of high-copy plasmid DNA
  • Flexibility of a vacuum or spin format
  • Contains fewer plastic components than other high speed kits, reducing the amount of waste
  • No phenol/chloroform extraction or alcohol precipitation required

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Gene promoters typically contain multiple transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs), which may vary in affinity for their cognate transcription factors (TFs). One major challenge in studying cis-regulation is to understand how TFBS variants affect gene expression. We studied the in


GenElute™ HP Plasmid Maxiprep Procedure

Follow this simple, rapid, and cost-effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures with the GenElute™ HP Plasmid Maxiprep kit.

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