A rapid and sensitive non-radioactive Northern blot protocol is described which has been optimised in several critical steps. This is based on a formaldehyde-denaturing agarose gel electrophoresis, an alkaline transfer, hybridisation with digoxigenin-DNA probes and detection with a chemiluminescent substrate. This method allows even low abundance mRNAs to be detected in total RNA samples from mammalian tissues.
- Mammalian tissues
- Northern blot