RNAlater® Tissue Collection
RNAlater® Tissue Collection: RNA Stabilization Solution is an aqueous storage reagent that protects RNA within intact, unfrozen tissues and cells, so samples do not need to be processed immediately after harvesting. This is important for large-scale experiments like the Toxicogenomics Project, which seeks to forecast the safety of candidate compounds during early drug development. A comparison of different tissue storage methods led Dr. Kasahara, et al. (National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka, Japan) to recommend RNAlater® Solution as one way to preserve tissues for gene profiling .
Analysis of Sample Storage Methods
Results and Recommendations
- Kasahara T, Miyazaki T, Nitta H, Ono A, Miyagishima T, Nagao T, Urushidani T (2006) Evaluation of methods for duration of preservation of RNA quality in rat liver used for transcriptome analysis. J Toxicol Sci 31(5):509–519.