formaldehyde in RNA gel

B Stickney sticknbd at
Fri Jun 24 12:30:08 EST 1994

I use 0.22M formaldehyde in both the gel and the
running buffer for my Northerns.  I do this because
I have heard that transfer of RNA from the gel to a
membrane is supposed to be inhibited by formalde-
hyde; my Northerns are fine.  Can anybody tell me
the mechanism of this transfer inhibition?
sticknbd at

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