TABLE 1.

DNA and its contribution to the matrix and matrix-derived MVsa

Isolated fractionDry wt (mg)Amt of DNA (mg)% DNA/dry wt
Matrix56.6 ± 11.13.46 ± 0.526.11
MV24.5 ± 3.90.012 ± 0.0020.05
  • a MV DNA represents 0.35% (wt/wt) of the matrix DNA. Dry weight values are averages ± standard deviations of results from three independent samples. DNA values are averages ± standard errors of the means of results from three independent samples assayed in triplicate (n = 180).