Nonradioactive Northern Blots

Eric Lader lader at
Mon Jul 28 19:56:24 EST 1997

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:11:35 GMT, a8803349 at (Martin
Offterdinger) wrote:

>On 1 Jul 1997 10:00:38 -0700, cxi3 at PSU.EDU (Chris Ingle) wrote:
>>Hi All!
>>Has anyone out there had any success with N. blots and
>>nonradioactively-labeled probes?  I have been trying to probe my blot
>>with a DIG-labeled probe, and visualize using chemiluminescence, with no
>>success.  My probe is efficiently labeled, but after I hybridize (using
>>Clontech's ExpressHyb), wash, and expose, nothing.  Well, except a
>>little bit of a schmear on the blot, but I know my probe is highly
>>specific, so I think that's just background.  Our lab is currently
>>waiting to be cleared for radioisotopes, so until then I have to use
>>other means.  Any ideas/advice? Please e-mail me directly  rather than
>>posting to the newsgroup, if possible.
We've had several people of late calling tech service with this
problem. We routinely use biotin labeled probes, but I inderstand why
you want to use dig (using it for in situs, right?)

Try the CDP star chem substrate from Tropix. 

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