Effect of Collagenase Type 2 and Proteinase K Digestion on DNA Yield from Bone Samples Purified on the EZ1 Advanced XL
Barrett, Lisa C.
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Genetic results from bone samples often yield low quantities of DNA and poor quality of genetic data. Proteinase K is a proteinase that is commonly used in DNA extraction methods, however the target proteins of Proteinase K do not closely align with the makeup of bone. Collagenase Type 2 is a protease that is more specific to the breakdown of collagen, which bone is comprised of. This study looked at the potential effects of Collagenase Type 2 digestion on bone samples compared to the effects of Proteinase K on quantity and quality of genetic typing. This study also incorporates the EZ1 Advanced XL purification platform and the AmpFLSTR Globalfiler Amplification Kit.