NucleoBond Xtra Midi ProtocolGenomics
NucleoBond Xtra Midi - Unmatched Performance, now Automated on Andrew+
An ever-growing range of biochemical applications requires medium to large amounts of plasmid DNA free of contamination with salts and residual bacterial components. With NucleoBond Xtra yields of up to 500 μg of ultrapure plasmid DNA can be obtained based on reliable and well-established anion exchange chromatography. NucleoBond Xtra Midi kits contain enlarged columns, which lead to lower silica resin beds. This in turn enables the faster flow of lysate and buffers through the columns. Specially designed column filters are included for convenient and time-saving clarification of bacterial lysates. The column filters are supplied inserted in the NucleoBond Xtra Columns and allow parallel clarification of bacterial lysate and loading onto the column. Their large, structured surface leads to high filter flow rates and minimized risk of clogging.
Principle / Procedure
Transformed (plasmid-containing) bacterial cells are lysed by an optimized set of buffers. After equilibration of the NucleoBond Xtra Column and NucleoBond Xtra Column Filter, the entire lysate is loaded by gravity flow and simultaneously cleared by the NucleoBond Xtra Column Filter. Plasmid DNA is bound to the NucleoBond Xtra Silica Resin. After efficient washing steps, the plasmid DNA is eluted and desalted by magnetic beads.
The automated workflow of the MN NucleoBond Xtra Midi kit on the Andrew+ liquid handler dramatically reduces the hands-on time needed for a plasmid midi prep. The Andrew+ robot equipped with the appropriate holders (Dominos) performs all steps, from lysate clarification to elution and concentration of pure plasmid DNA, freeing up your valuable time for doing actual science. Andrew+ empowers scientists to get reproducible data – and the accompanying software, OneLab, offers the most intuitive solution for protocol design and experiment traceability. Andrew+ provides a seamless transition from time-consuming manual pipetting to error-free and easily programmable robotics.
Andrew+ Configuration for Automated NucleoBond Xtra Midi Protocol |6 Preps
Reliably High-Quality Plasmid DNA with NucleoBond Xtra Midi
NucleoBond Xtra Midi and the Andrew+ combine the high purity and reliability of anion-exchange technology with the user-friendliness of a fully automated system. NucleoBond Xtra Midi delivers a reliable yield over a span of sample amounts (Figure 1) and is therefore ideally suited for obtaining large amounts of pure plasmid DNA suitable for transfection and in vivo experiments.
Figure 1: Excelling plasmid yield and purity – manual or automated preparation. Different amounts of E. coli culture pellets expressing a high-copy plasmid were subjected to the NucleoBond Xtra Midi procedure, manually (one set of samples) or automated on the Andrew+ robot (two sets of samples). The workflow includes automated desalting and concentration of plasmid DNA with NucleoMag Desalting Beads. Both manual and automated preps deliver excellent results regarding plasmid conformation, yield, and purity (A260/280).
Reduce sample-to-sample variation by automating NucleoBond Xtra Midi
Automated processing of NucleoBond Xtra Midi on the Andrew+ delivers consistently satisfactory yields and minimizes variations in performance usually caused by small deviations during manual processing (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Consistent results with minimal fluctuations. 0.8 g of E. coli culture pellets expressing a high copy plasmid were subjected to the NucleoBond Xtra Midi procedure, manually (blue bars), or automated on the Andrew+ robot (orange bars; n=6 for each method). Desalting and concentration of plasmid DNA were conducted by the robot using NucleoMag Desalting Beads. While both methods deliver high amounts of pure plasmid DNA, the yields of the manual preparations show a higher standard variation (± 45.6 μg) than those of the automated method (± 15.8 μg). In conclusion, automating the NucleoBond Xtra Midi preparation on Andrew+ significantly reduces sample-to-sample variations in yield.
- 6 samples per run
- Recommended pellet wet weight: 0.5 - 1.0 g per sample or ODV = 250-550
- Approx. time: 3 hours
- Hands-on-steps: Removal of NucleoBond Xtra Midi Column Filters after lysate clarification (approx. 5 min)
- Tip consumption: 35 x 10 mL and 54 x 5 mL tips
Ordering Information - Kit Consumables by MACHEREY-NAGEL
- NucleoBond Xtra Midi kit - Anion exchange based plasmid midi prep kit (10, 50, 100 preps) | REF: 740410.10 /.50 /.100
- NucleoMag Desalting Beads - Magnetic beads for desalting of anion exchange eluates (50 preps) | REF: 744410.50
The automated workflow of the MN NucleoBond® Xtra Midi kit on the Andrew+ liquid handler dramatically reduces the hands-on time needed for a plasmid midi prep. The Andrew+ robot with required Dominos (labware holders), performs all the steps of the prep, from lysate clarification down to elution of pure plasmid DNA prep, freeing up your valuable time for doing actual science.