Klapperich Lab:Pressing Zeonor Slides for DNA Growth

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Press Zeonor pellet into 1mm slide.


  • Carver Hot Press
  • Mass Scale
  • Zeonor 750 pellets
  • 0.8mm shims


  • Mass out 5900 mg Zeonor pellets
  • Spread in uniform circle on Hot Press slide
  • Apply three orange 0.8mm shims in this configuration:
Fig1. Diagram of Shims Layout
  • Press at 2000 psi for 5-6minutes


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Relevant papers and books

  1. Goldbeter A and Koshland DE Jr. An amplified sensitivity arising from covalent modification in biological systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1981 Nov;78(11):6840-4. DOI:10.1073/pnas.78.11.6840 | PubMed ID:6947258 | HubMed [Goldbeter-PNAS-1981]
  2. JACOB F and MONOD J. Genetic regulatory mechanisms in the synthesis of proteins. J Mol Biol. 1961 Jun;3:318-56. DOI:10.1016/s0022-2836(61)80072-7 | PubMed ID:13718526 | HubMed [Jacob-JMB-1961]
  3. ISBN:0879697164 [Ptashne-Genetic-Switch]

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