Alternatives to EtBr

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 13 12:12:10 EST 2001


On Thu, 13 Dec 2001, Bruno Cenni wrote:

> ...but that was in Dr. Ehrlich's pharmacology pioneer time. It has been
> replaced by melarsoprol, a organo-arsenic compound that causes up to 10 %
> lethal side-effects, so EtBr must have been even worse... Unfortunately for
> sleeping sickness patients there's not yet an alternative to melarsoprol in
> end-stage disease.
>
> Bruno
>
>
> "Michael Witty" <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:Pine.SGI.4.33.0112130214310.4187818-100000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk...
> > > Sybr Green will stain ds DNA, ssDNA and protein according to Mol.
> > > Probes sheets on it. It is recommended as a good oligo stain!
> > >
> > > Duncan
> >
> > . . . but EtBr can also cure trypanosomiasis!  Making it better than
> > Sybr Green and Snake Oil put together.  Mike

Dear Bruno,
          do you have a citation for Dr. Ehrlich's work?  I would be very
interersted to read about it.
                            Regards, Mike.




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