magic mp & sequenase

Hugo Eric eric at
Fri Dec 4 08:38:29 EST 1992

gagnon at writes:

>pnh at (Paul N Hengen) writes:
>>wmelchior at writes:
>>>> In advance of some experiments to be performed by a co-worker (and at
>>>> the request of my boss), I would like to find out if anyone has tried
>>>> using plasmid DNA recovered with Promega's Magic MiniPrep kit directly
>>>> for use with the Sequenase kit.
>>>I also am curious about this.  I was recently given some samples of the
>>>Promega system, which claims to act "more effectively than silicon-based
>>>media" but is used in a manner VERY similiar to powdered silica, except it
>>>uses guanidine HCl instead of NaI.  (Both are chaotropic agents, so the
>>>binding mechanism is probably the same.)...
>>What is the binding matrix of the Promega mini-prep column used in this kit?

We just got a kit from Promega and upon looking at the matrix solution
I was reminded of a time when I broke up some glass fiber filters
(accidently, Whatman GFC).  I wonder if you put some GFC filters in a blender
with 7M GdnHCl whether you would recreate the so called 'magic' resin.
Just a thought.                              Eric
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