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D3159 Sigma

Deoxyribonucleic acid from herring sperm

not suitable for substrate for typical DNase assays (“crude oligonucleotides", <50 bp), degraded

Synonym: Deoxyribonucleic acid, partially degraded from herring sperm, hsDNA



Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Nucleosides, Nucleotides, Oligonucleotides, Oligonucleotides, DNA, and RNA More...
suitability   not suitable for substrate for typical DNase assays (“crude oligonucleotides", <50 bp)
storage temp.   2-8°C



10, 100 g in poly bottle


Herring sperm DNA (hsDNA) is a natural DNA used in studies of DNA binding anticancer agents and DNA binding agents that modulate DNA structure and function. Herring sperm DNA is also used in physicochemical studies of DNA behavior in solution.

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What is the molecular weight range of Product D3159, Deoxyribonucleic acid?
The molecular weight range is 10,000 - 30,000 Daltons. (One base pair is approximately 660 Daltons.)
How should I reconstitute Product D3159, Deoxyribonucleic acid?
D3159 is soluble in water at 5 mg per mL. Add slowly to stirring water and then heat gently (60° C or less) or dissolve overnight at 4° C
How should I store Product D3159, Deoxyribonucleic acid?
DNA has been stored successfully for several months at 4°C, pH 7.5 - 8, in 10 mM Tris with 1 mM EDTA. The addition of a bacteriostatic agent is not necessary.
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