Capillary Gel Affinity Electrophoresis of DNA Fragments

Andras Guttman, Nelson Cooke

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The Incorporation of an affinity Ilgand within a Polyacrylamide gel provides a general means of manipulating the selectivity of capillary gel electrophoresis separations. As an example of this approach, high resolution of DNA restriction fragments by capillary gel affinity electrophoresis has been achieved by adding a soluble Intercalating agent, ethidlum bromide, to the gel-buffer system. A migration model has been developed that can be used for selectivity optimization. Various parameters, such as ligand concentration and applied electric field, have been examined In terms of their Influence on retention and selectivity of different-size DNA molecules. From this study, high-resolution separations have been developed with efficiencies as high as 107 theoretical plates per meter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2038-2042
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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