Q: using washing powder proteases in molecular biology

Mike Gruidl mgruidl at com1.med.usf.edu
Mon Dec 30 21:45:47 EST 1996

Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:
> Hi folks!
> probably you know about the thread on irish cream liqueur as a blocking agent?
> Let me add something.
> Washing powder contains proteases and lipases. Thus, why not using it in DNA
> preps as cheap alternative to commonly used proteases?
> Any experince out there?
> Wolfgnag

I just read in Promega notes about their testing of an alkaline protease in alkaline 
lysis minipreps from cells containing a stable endonuclease.  

No affiliation with Promega

Mike Gruidl

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