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PAGE equipment to do SSCP

Konstantin Krutovskii krutovsk at fsl.orst.edu
Mon Oct 28 16:09:03 EST 1996

Dear netters,

I am looking for good, reliable and easy to assemble PAGE equipment and 
accessories to do SSCP (single strand conformational polymorphism) analysis.  
I would appreciate it very much if you could name the best manufacturer or 
company in terms of price and quality.

I would also appreciate all advice on the gel system, size / length of gel, 
optimal number of samples to run, etc., as well as any hints on buffer and gel 
contents (for instance, acrylamide/bis ratio), and on staining systems (silver 
vs. radiolabeling vs. fluorescent).  

I have found that many researchers use Protein PAGE apparatus instead DNA 
sequencing systems to separate PCR-SSCP products.  They are shorter and 
thicker, but may be easier to assemble.  Do they give resolution comparable 
with sequencing gel?

I also wonder if there is any web site where I can inquire about SSCP.

Sincerely, Konstantin

krutovsk at ccmail.orst.edu

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