Extracting Small RNAs from Human Biological Fluids for Subsequent Next-Generation Sequencing
Creative Surgery and Oncology
A number of questions arise when choosing methods for experiments related to next-generation sequencing. On the one hand, while working with RNA extraction, added reagents and their residues can often inhibit sensitive chemicals with which the sequential synthesis is carried out for the sequencing. On the other hand, processing the same data using different software for the analysis can also impact on the sequencing results. This paper will present the step by step procedure for the preparation
... for the preparation of samples taken from human biological fluids for subsequent sequencing of small RNAs, small noncoding RNAs in particular. Regarding the methods of extraction or isolation of RNAs, we found that low RNA yield can be improved significantly by following the isolation method for total RNA and its fractions included in Ambion's MirVana PARIS kit, but only if using a special approach and modifying the organic extraction step. Compared to others, the methods supplied with commercially available kits at the time of researching this paper require only one organic extraction. This simple but, as it turned out, very useful modification makes it possible to access previously unavailable material. Potential advantages of this modification include a more complete profiling of small non-coding RNAs and a broader access to small sample volumes, as a rule, access to human biological fluids which can be prepared for RNA sequencing on the Illumina platform.