Effect of milk fraction and processing time on RNA integrity. (A-B) RNA degradation by sample types in (A) human and (B) macaque samples. All differences are significant (t-test, p < = 0.05). (C-D) Human milk fat RNA degradation by processing time in terms of (C) the distance to the lab from the site of collection (R2 = 0.40, p = 0.012) and (D) the amount of storage time in TRIzol at -80°C prior to RNA isolation (R2 = 0.26, p = 0.044).
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