Acrylamide Gel Solubilization

pgegen at pgegen at
Tue Dec 5 19:38:51 EST 1995

Well, here I am with a question instead of an answer...
We need methods for solubilizing 10% acrylamide/7M urea gels so that [3-H]radiolabeled nucleic acids can be quantified. I used to use perchlorate.H2O2 for 3% gels, but that doesn't work with these gels. We typically have 10 to 30 bands from a slab gel that must be quantified.  
Please bear in mind that polymerized acrylamide quenches 3-H, so solubilization is probably the best way to go. 
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, and will be summarized here. Thanks!

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