Quantification of DNA in presence of NADPH

Emir Khatipov ekhatipo at NOSPAMmidway.uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 29 11:25:40 EST 2001

What about
1) Gel filtration? - NAP or other brand prepacked Sephadex columns. DNA is
eluted in void volume, NADPH is retained in the column.
2) Quantitation of DNA with ethidium bromide - check Maniatis or other
reference for protocol.


""nauduri dhananjaya"" <nauduri at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I working on microsomal activation of benzene. For the in vitro reaction,
> use Microsomes, NADPH (co-factor), Calf thymus DNA and benzene. After
> completion of reaction NADPH is also co-precipitating along with DNA.
> both DNA and NADPH show absorption at 260 nm, quantification of DNA is not
> possible to measure DNA concentration at 260 nm. (A conventional method of
> separating DNA from the reaction mixture by isoamyl alcohol+chloroform and
> precipitation by cold ethanol would give both DNA+NADPH.)
> Diphenylamine method is not also possible because perchloric acid break
> DNA and NADPH to produce deoxyribose moiety.
> I request anybody suggest me a method(s). I appreciate any easy way to
> eliminate NADPH without disturbing the DNA or simple spectrophotometric
> estimation would be great. I have no access to fluorescence
> spectrophotometer.  I sincerely appreciate for your advise. Email me
> :nauduri at hotmail.com
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