The RNA purification process consists of a variety of unique challenges, one of which is ribonuclease contamination. Even a trace amount of RNase contamination can sabotage your experiments.
What is RNase?
RNase, or ribonuclease, is an enzyme found in all types of living cells. Its natural function is to catalyze the breakdown of RNA into smaller oligonucleotides.
Although RNase plays a critical role within an organism, it can be detrimental to laboratory experiments on RNA. Only a minimal amount of RNase contamination is sufficient enough to destroy any RNA being isolated and extracted. Contaminated reagents and environmental sources are the usual culprits in RNase contamination.
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