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Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit

To measure global DNA methylation shifts from as low as 10 ng DNA

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General description

Imprint™ Methylated DNA Quantification technology provides a rapid and reliable method to measure global DNA methylation shifts. The Imprint Methylated DNA Quantification Kit contains all reagents required to detect relative levels of methylated DNA. Up to 200 ng of purified DNA is bound to the wells of the assay strip. The methylated DNA is detected using the Capture and Detection antibodies, then quantified colorimetrically. The amount of methylated DNA present in the sample is proportional to the absorbance measured.


Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit has been used in global DNA methylation analysis.

Features and Benefits

• ELISA based format
• Procedure completes in 4 easy to follow steps
• All reagents supplied including control methylated DNA
• Detection limit is 5 ng of fully methylated DNA
• Input DNA may be as low as 10-200 ng
• Procedure completes in 3.5 hours
• 96 well format allows option of studying single samples or high-throughput studies
• Optimized antibody and reagents with high specificity to 5-mC; no cross-reactivity to unmethylated cytosine
• May be used with adherent and suspension cells, tissues, plasma and other body fluids such as saliva, urine and serum

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Methylated Control DNA, 50 ng/μL SDS M8570

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10x Wash Buffer    
DNA Binding Solution    
Block Solution    
5mC Capture Antibody    
Detection Antibody    
Developing Solution    
Stop Solution    
8 well Assay Strips    
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How does the storage temperature relate to shipping conditions?
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Can I use chloroform to extract my DNA before using Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit?
Choroform extraction should not interfere with the protocol as long as the DNA was not eluted with the chloroform.
When using Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit, do I need to use all the wells in the plate at once?
No, you can use as many wells as needed.You will want to ensure that all the wells that are not being used are covered well with Parafilm, Saran Wrap or some other plate sealer.
What is the detection limit of Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit?
The detection limit of this kit is 5 nanograms of fully methylated DNA.
When using Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit, can I dilute the entire antibody at once and save it for later?
No. A fresh dilution of the antibody should be prepared each time the kit is used. Diluting the antibody all at once will decrease its stability and it's effectiveness in the kit.
Are there any species restrictions for Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit?
The antibody works on 5-me-C, so any species with DNA that is methylated at the 5 position of cytidine residues will work.
Is Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA Quantification Kit, shipped in two parts?
Yes,Product MDQ1, Imprint® Methylated DNA QuantificationKit, is shipped in 2 parts. Part1 contains, 2-8 °C components (W4267, D8568, C3493, D8818, D8693, S3447, and A4231) and Part 2 contains -20 °C components (M8570 and B6561).
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Protocols & Articles


Global DNA Methylation Quantification

The overall degree of methylation of a genome can be a useful measure of global regulatory changes. Measurement of this parameter is usually performed after complete digestion to the single base and ...
Savita Bagga, PhD.
BioFiles v7 n3, 2012, 6
Keywords: Capture ELISA, Digestions, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, High performance liquid chromatography, Methylations


Imprint Methylated DNA Quantification

Note: Storage Temperature - see Storage/Stability section for individual component storage conditions
Keywords: Cardiovascular, Degradations, Diseases, Gene expression, Methylations, Molecular biology

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