Creatine phosphate and RNA degradation assay

Matt Thomas mthomas at
Mon Oct 23 12:29:29 EST 2000

I havn't used creatine phosphate in this type of assay but I used to use it
with in vitro transcription with NE extract.  We just made up small
aliquotes of 0.5M solution and kept them at -20 for about 9 to 12 months
depending on how many experiments we were doing.  Never seemed to have a
problem with it, so storage should be ok for you.
Matthew Thomas, Ph. D
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida
mthomas at

"I refrain from publishing for fear that disputes and
controversies may be raised against me by ignoramuses."
   Sir Isaac Newton, correspondence to Liebniz

> From: howard at (Jane Howard)
> Organization: BIOSCI/MRC Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre
> Newsgroups: bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts
> Date: 11 Oct 2000 06:38:53 +0100
> Subject: Creatine phosphate and RNA degradation assay
> I am about to try to do a nuclear RNA degradtion assay and one of the
> components of the degradtion reaction mix is creatine phosphate.
> Doers anyone have any knowledge about making up creatine phosphate
> solutions and their stability and trouble shooting degradation assays?
> Any help would be most appreciated.
> Thanks
> Jane Howard
> Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research
> Australia
> howard at
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