Non-radioactive Quantitative RT-PCR

Shahram Mori smori at
Sun Jan 29 17:15:34 EST 1995

Ann Kleinschmidt (akleinsc at wrote:
: Howdy,

: I am currently putting together an upper level molecular biology  
: laboratory to accompany a course called gene regulation.  I would like to  
: use RT PCR to quantitate mRNA expression.  Most of the techniques I have  
: seen require the use of radioactivity in the amplification reaction.  Are  
: there any techniques available that a reasonably sensitive but don't  
: require the use of radioactivity? I would appreciate any references you  
: might have on this topic.

: Thanks.

: Ann Kleinschmidt
: Assistant Professor of Biology
: Allegheny College
: Meadville, PA 16335
: (814) 332-2386
: akleinsc at

How about buying a silver stain kit and looking at the DNA that way. It's not
sensitive but will be safe.
Shahram Mori					   _/\_
Program in Molecular Biology			  _\  /_
Dept. of chemistry and Biochemistry Box 3C	  \_  _/
NMSU  Las Cruces NM				    ||

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