User:Pranav Rathi/Notebook/OT/2012/10/12/Sample preparation for DNA overstretching & unzipping experiments

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A double chamber slide preparation is discussed here with its constituents are as follows:
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A double chamber slide preparation is discussed here with components:
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* Slide (by VWR micro slides, cat# 48300-025 [http://vwrlabshop.com/vwr-174-plain-and-frosted-micro-slides/p/0025555/search/48300-025/])
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* Cover glass; 18X18mm,.15mm thick (by VWR micro cover glass, cat# 48366-045[http://vwrlabshop.com/vwr-micro-cover-glasses-square-no1/p/0010921/search/48366-045/])
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* Element C

Revision as of 15:18, 26 October 2012

The page discusses the protocol we use to prepare DNA-tethering, overstretching and unzipping samples. A standard protocol is same for all three; a specific but similar protocol is adopted depending on the sample and its constituents. I also discuss protocol for sample used to calibrate optical tweezers; stuck and free bead. A standard sample looks like slide.1 in slide-share: It can be single or double chamber. A sample preparation can be divided into two parts: Chamber (single or double) preparation and Tethering-protocol. Sample preparation-procedure discussed here is standard, specific but similar procedure is used depending on the requirements of the sample.

In all my DNA and calibration experiments I use this procedure and it works really well for me. It is simple, quick, versatile and very effective.


Sample preparation

Sample preparation can be divided in chamber preparation and tethering-protocol.

Chamber preparation

A double chamber slide preparation is discussed here with components:

  • Slide (by VWR micro slides, cat# 48300-025 [1])
  • Cover glass; 18X18mm,.15mm thick (by VWR micro cover glass, cat# 48366-045[2])
  • Element C








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