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Rapid Isolation of Genomic DNA from Human Oral Mucosa

Author: Ralser, et al. Max Planck Institute for Molecular
Date Added: Mon Feb 02 2009
Date Modified: Mon Feb 02 2009
Abstract: This protocol describes a quick method to purify genomic DNA from human oral mucosa.


  1. Take an oral smear
  2. Dissolve in 50 ml H2O through vigorous shaking
  3. Pellet cells 5 min at 4000 rpm
  4. Re-suspended the pellet in 400 μl Lysis buffer (50 mM TRIS-Cl pH 8, 10 mM EDTA, 2% SDS)
  5. Incubate for 5 min at 65ˇăC
  6. Add 250 μl 4.5 M NaCl and mix
  7. Pellet cellular debris (13000 rpm for 4 min). Genomic DNA stays in the supernatant
  8. Precipitate DNA by adding 650 μl of isopropanol to the supernatant and centrifuge 5 min at 13000 rpm
  9. Re-suspend the DNA in an appropriate buffer (e.g. TrisCl, pH=8.0)

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