QIAGEN Plasmid Kits
For purification of up to 10 mg transfection-grade plasmid or cosmid DNA
QIAGEN Plasmid Kits provide gravity-flow, anion-exchange tips for purification of transfection-grade plasmid DNA. Lysate clearing and isopropanol precipitation are achieved by centrifugation.
QIAGEN Plasmid Kits are intended for molecular biology applications. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.
The QIAGEN Plasmid Kits uses gravity-flow QIAGEN anion-exchange tips for efficient purification of plasmid DNA. Up to
10 mg (giga), 2.5 mg (mega), 500 µg (maxi), 100 µg (midi), and 20 µg (mini) high-copy plasmid DNA is purified from culture (culture volumes depend on plasmid copy number, size of insert, host strain, and culture medium). Plasmid DNA purified with QIAGEN Plasmid Kits is highly suitable for use in applications such as transfection (see figure "Transfection efficiency versus plasmid purification method"), cloning, and in vitro transcription.
The unique anion-exchange resin in QIAGEN-tips is developed exclusively for the purification of nucleic acids. Its exceptional separation properties result in DNA purity equivalent or superior to that obtained by two successive rounds of CsCl gradient centrifugation. Prepacked QIAGEN-tips operate by gravity flow and never run dry, minimizing the hands-on time required for plasmid preparation. The entire QIAGEN plasmid purification system avoids the use of toxic substances such as phenol, chloroform, ethidium bromide, and CsCl, minimizing hazard both to the user and the environment.
With QIAGEN Plasmid Kits, bacterial lysates are cleared by centrifugation. The cleared lysate is then loaded onto the anion-exchange tip where plasmid DNA selectively binds under appropriate low-salt and pH conditions. RNA, proteins, metabolites, and other low-molecular-weight impurities are removed by a medium-salt wash, and pure plasmid DNA is eluted in high-salt buffer (see flowchart "QIAGEN Plasmid Kit procedures"). The DNA is concentrated and desalted by isopropanol precipitation and collected by centrifugation.
Plasmid DNA purified with QIAGEN Plasmid Kits is highly suitable for use in applications, such as:
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