Molecular sieving polymer for DNA/RNA separation in capillary electrophoresis

Chenchen Liu, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Xiaoming Dou

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In capillary polymer electrophoresis, the property of polymer sieving matrix dominates the migration behavior of DNA/RNA. We investigated the capillary electrophoresis of RNA ranging from 100 nt to 10,000 nt in polyacrylamide (PA) solutions with different molecular weights (Mw) and different concentrations. We observed that the resolution length (RSL) of RNA fragments was improved and the migration time was prolonged, when polymer concentration was increased. The resolution for small RNA fragments (<1000 nt) was improved with the increase of polymer concentration, whereas the large ones (>3000 nt) became inseparable. In addition, we estimated the smallest resolvable nucleotide length (Ls) by the plot of RSL against RNA size.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1744094
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number16-19
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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