??Maleic acid buffers?????

Peter Schuchert schuchert at ubaclu.unibas.ch
Mon Oct 20 18:13:58 EST 1997

Martin Offterdinger wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Does anyone know what is the purpose of using maleic acid buffers for
> RNA detection (esp. non-isotopic)? Does it in any way protect the RNA
> from degradation?
> MArtin

I think Maleic acid has been introduced by Boehriner as
it dissolves their blocking reagent, which is 
otherwise quite recalcitrant. 


PD Dr. P. Schuchert
University Hospital INSEL
Gastroenterology Unit  MEM-B814
CH-3010 Bern Switzerland
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