How is the RNeasy Lipid Tissue Mini Kit different from the RNeasy Mini Kit?
The RNeasy Lipid Tissue Kits have been designed for the optimal lysis of tissues rich in fat, such as brain and adipose tissues. Lysis and homogenization is performed using QIAzol, a phenol/guanidine-based lysis reagent. The RNA is then purified from the aqueous fraction using a RNeasy spin column. The RNeasy Lipid Tissue Kit combines optimal lysis of fatty tissues with silica membrane technology, resulting in high-quality total RNA.