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Single Cell RNA Purification Kit

Rapid purification of total RNA -including microRNA - from small input amounts

Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit provides a rapid and sensitive method for the isolation and purification of total RNA from small input amounts of cultured animal cells, sorted cells, and microdissected samples including laser-capture microdissection (LCM). The kit purifies all sizes of RNA, from large mRNA and ribosomal RNA down to microRNA (miRNA) and small interfering RNA (siRNA). The RNA is preferentially purified from other cellular components such as proteins without the use of phenol or chloroform. The special design of the micro spin-column allows a small elution volume of as little as 10 µL. The purified RNA is of the highest integrity, and can be used in a number of downstream applications.

Features

  • Ideal for small inputs - Total RNA can be isolated from small input amounts of cultured animal cells, sorted cells, and microdissected samples including laser-capture microdissection (LCM). RNA has been isolated from as little as a single cell.
  • Small elution volume - Elute total RNA in as little as 10 µL of Elution Buffer
  • No phenol:chloroform extractions - Total RNA is isolated without the use of harmful chemicals such as phenol or chloroform
  • Isolate a diversity of RNA species - All RNA species can be isolated, from large mRNA and ribosomal RNA down to microRNA (miRNA) and small interfering RNA (siRNA) without compromising yield
  • Fast and easy processing - Rapid spin-column format allows for the processing of 10 samples in 20 minutes

Application 1 : Better Efficiency of RNA Recovery at Single Cell Input.

Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit allows sensitive RNA extraction from as little as a single cell and outperforms competitor's kits that claim similar sensitivity. Total RNA was extracted from a decreasing number of HeLa cells using Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit and a competitor's spin column purification kit. The extracted RNA was subjected to RT-qPCR to detect the human S15 and 5S rRNA transcript transcript in the isolated RNA. RNA isolated by Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit showed much higher relative expression of each RNA transcript tested at all cell input number down to single cell.

Application 2 : High Quality RNA Isolated from Laser-Captured Microdissection (LCM).

Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit allows sensitive but high quality RNA extraction from small inputs such as Laser-Captured Microdissection (LCM). Total RNA was isolated from 6 different LCM samples. RNA yield and quality (260/280 ratio) were assessed by NanoVue spectrophotometry. Norgen's Single Cell RNA Purification Kit recovered good amounts of RNA with excellent 260/280 ratio.

Kit Specifications

Maximum Column Binding Capacity 35 µg
Maximum Column Loading Volume 650 µL
Minimum Elution Volume 10 µL
Size of RNA Purified All sizes, including small RNA (<200 nt)
Acceptable Amount of Starting Material Animal Cells: Single Cell to 5 x 105 cells
Laser-Captured Microdissection (LCM): Up to 5 x 105 cells
Time to Complete 10 Purifications 20 minutes
Average Yields HeLa Cells (1 x 105 cells) : 1.5 µg

Protocol & Product Information

Single Cell RNA Purification Kit - Protocol (PDF)
Single Cell RNA Purification Kit - Product Information (PDF)

Ordering Information

Product Cat.No. Storage Quantity Price(US$)  
Single Cell RNA Purification Kit 51800 Room Temp. 50 preps 319.00 Buy