Got a Question for you regarding RNase A!
nna at le.ac.uk
Mon Oct 18 06:18:10 EST 1999
In article <kQzO3.51$Z64.1335372 at news1.van.metronet.ca>, Anson Li
<ansonli at infoserve.net> wrote:
> RNase is prepared by making the appropriate concentration in buffer,
> heating it to 100 degrees for 15 minutes, and then allowed to cool slowly
> to room temperature. It is stored at -20 degrees celsius.
> Is the heating process there to get rid of the oxygen? But it doesn't
> seem to make sense unless RNase was inhibited by oxygen???
> And the storing of the protein in -20 degrees celsius is there because
> RNase degrades slowly at room temperature??? Or is there
> another reason?
The heating is done to denature any contaminating DNase activity, which
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