Silver stain of RNA

Dr Gabor Igloi igloi at
Thu Jul 9 06:31:34 EST 1998

Dr Mark Watson wrote:
> Hi All
> Does anyone out there have a method for staining RNA in PAGE gels.  I am
> collecting  retroviral particals from tissue culture sups and want to
> RNAZOL out the RNA run it on a PAGE gel (preferably a denaturing gel)
> and stain it using a silver stain.  I have heard that it is v sensitive
> but I have never seen a method for it.
> any help or suggestions appreciated
> Mark

There are several posible methods; try Anal.Biochem. 134, 184-188, 1983

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