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Table 1 Summary of fixed paraffin-embedded samples used for RNA isolation

From: Analysis of microRNA from archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Sample no. Pathological diagnosis Postmortem interval (hours) Fixation time (weeks) Fixative Storage period (months) Sample size (mm) RNA yield (ng)
1 ALS 1 4 20% F 24 30×40 3198
2 ALS 2 4 10% BF 49 30×40 4178
3 ALS 9 8 20% F 56 30×50 911
4 ALS 9 12 20% F 10 30×50 601
5 ALS 9 16 20% F 86 25×35 515
6 ALS 4 9 10% BF 24 20×25 594
7 ALS 4 10 10% BF 12 20×20 251
8 Control 4 4 10% F 38 30×40 2769
9 Control 10 3 10% F 86 25×40 1414
10 Control 10 4 10% F 64 30×45 765
  1. ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, F, formalin, BF, buffered formalin.