Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is used in the treatment of lead poisoning, brain damage, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, an eye condition called macular degeneration, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. It acts as a chelating agent and used for the preparation of many solutions including DNA loading dye and resuspension buffer which is isolation of plasmid.
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