The mRNA Catcher™PLUS Kit enables high-throughput purification of mRNA from cells, tissues, blood, and total RNA in a 96-well format. By taking advantage of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) technology, the mRNA Catcher™PLUS Kit provides improved performance and a faster protocol, while preserving mRNA yield and purity (Table 1). The mRNA Catcher™PLUS kit offers:
• Robust performance - high binding capacity per well (>80 ng/well)
• Reproducible results - low CVs from well-to-well and plate-to-plate (~2%)
• Optimized protocols for - small sample sizes (100 cells, 4 mg tissue, and 40 µl blood)
• Compatible plate design - may be used with most PCR cyclers
How it works
In the mRNA Catcher™PLUS Kit, mRNA from total RNA, cells, tissue, and blood samples are hybridized to an immobilized, single-stranded 20-mer oligo(dT)-containing LNA. The incorporation of LNA into the oligo probe increases the hybridization efficiency and specificity of the mRNA binding. The mRNA can either be eluted or directly reversed-transcribed to cDNA directly in the well. The mRNA Catcher™PLUS method does not require centrifugation, precipitation, phase separation, or column filtration. In addition, the entire method is amenable to automation for streamlined, high-throughput expression profiling for large-scale processes. Isolated mRNA is suitable for use in downstream applications such as RT-PCR and qRT-PCR.