Reverse Transcriptases​

M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase (reconbinant)

Size: (100 μl), (200 μl)

Contents

  • Size(100 μl):  Size: 5,000 U, M-MLV: 100 μl, 5xFirst-Strand Buffer: 100 μl

  • Size(200 μl):  Size: 10,000 U, M-MLV: 200 μl, 5xFirst-Strand Buffer: 100 μl

Description

Our offered M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase (RT) is a genetically modified M-MLV RT. It differs from the M-MLV RT by its structure and catalytic properties. The enzyme possesses an RNA-dependent and DNA-dependent polymerase activity and a ribonuclease H activity specific to RNA in RNA-DNA hybrids. Dongsheng M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase has significantly lower RNase H activity than Avian Myeloblastosis Virus (AMV) reverse transcriptase.

Source

E.coli cells with a cloned fragment of the pol gene encoding Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus reverse transcriptase.

Application

Generation of first strand cDNA for use in:
-PCR, see Protocol for First-strand cDNA Synthesis;
-real-time PCR;
-second strand cDNA synthesis;
DNA labeling;
Analysis of RNA by primer extension.

Quality Control

The absence of endodeoxyribonucleases, exodeoxyribonucleases, phosphatases and ribonucleases confirmed by appropriate quality tests.

Functionally tested in first strand cDNA synthesis.

Store Buffer

20m M Tris-HCl (pH 7.5)
200 mM NaCl
0.1 mM EDTA
1 mM DTT
0.01%  NP-40
50%  glycerol

5xFirst Strand Buffer

250 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.3 at 25℃)
375 mM KCl
15 mM MgCl2
50 mM DTT

RT-PCR Kit

Size: (20 rxn), (100 rxn)

Contents

  • Size(20 rxn): M-MLV(200U/μl,): 20 μl, RNasin (40U/μl): 12 μl, Oligo(dT)15 (50 μM): 20 μl, Random hexamer primer (50 μM): 20 μl, 5xFirst-Strand Buffer: 80 μl, RNase-free ddH2Ol 1mL, dNTPs(10mM each): 50 μl

  • Size(100 rxn):  M-MLV(200U/μl,): 100 μl, RNasin (40U/μl): 60 μl, Oligo(dT)15 (50 μM): 100 μl, Random hexamer primer (50 μM): 100 μl, 5xFirst-Strand Buffer: 400 μl, RNase-free ddH2Ol 1mLx 5, dNTPs(10mM each): 250 μl

Storage

All components of the kit should be stored at -20°C. Keep control RNA at -70°C for longer storage.

Description

RT-PCR Kit is optimized to synthesize first-strand cDNA from purified poly(A)+ or total RNA. The RT-pcr kit for RT-PCR delivers increased cDNA yields, high sensitivity, and full-length transcripts in a convenient format. You get all of the components you need for successful first-strand cDNA synthesis, saving your time and ensuring your success with every experiment. The kit Reverse Transcriptase is a version of M-MLV RT that has been engineered to reduce RNase H activity and provide increased thermal stability. The enzyme is used to synthesize cDNA at a temperature range of 42-55°C, providing increased specificity, higher yields of cDNA, and more full-length product than other reverse transcriptases.

 

Application

First strand cDNA synthesis for RT-PCR .
Construction of cDNA libraries.
One-step RT-PCR
Primer extension

Important notes

Avoiding ribonuclease contamination
RNA purity and integrity is essential for synthesis of full-length cDNA. RNA can be degraded RNase A, which is a highly stable contaminant found in any laboratory environment. All components of the kit have been rigorously tested to ensure that they are RNase free. To prevent contamination both the laboratory environment and all prepared solutions must be free of RNases. General recommendations to avoid RNase contamination:

  1. DEPC-treat all tubes and pipette tips to be used in cDNA synthesis or use certified nuclease-free labware.

  2. Wear gloves when handling RNA and all reagents, as skin is a common source of RNases. Change gloves frequently.

  3. Use RNase-free reagents, including high quality water (e.g., DEPC-treated Water).

  4. Use an RNase inhibitor, such as Dongsheng RNasin (#R2011) to protect RNA from the activity of RNases.

  5. Keep all kit components tightly sealed when not in use. Keep all tubes tightly closed during the reverse transcription reaction.

Template RNA
Total cellular RNA isolated by standard methods is suitable for use with the kit. Purified RNA must be free of salts, metal ions, ethanol and phenol to avoid inhibiting the cDNA synthesis reaction. Trace contaminants can be removed by ethanol precipitation of the RNA followed by two washes of the pellet with cold 75% ethanol. For RT-PCR applications, template RNA must be free of DNA contamination. Prior to cDNA synthesis, RNA can be treated with DNase I to remove trace amounts of DNA. DNase I must be obtained by the user. Always perform a control (RT-minus) reaction which includes all components for RT-PCR except for the reverse transcriptase enzyme.

RNase H Digestion
The sensitivity of the PCR step can be increased (especially for long templates) by removing the RNA template from the cDNA:RNA hybrid molecule by digestion with RNase H after first-strand synthesis. Presence of RNase H during first-strand synthesis will degrade the template mRNA, resulting in decreased full-length cDNA synthesis and decreased yields of first-strand cDNA.

Primers
Synthesis of first strand cDNA can be primed with either oligo(dT)15 primer, random primers or gene-specific primers.
Oligo(dT)15 primes cDNA synthesis from the poly(A) tail present at the 3’-end of eukaryotic mRNA. Random Primers initiate cDNA synthesis from the total RNA population (rRNA and mRNA). Therefore, using random primers for first strand synthesis results in a greater complexity of the generated cDNA compared with the oligo(dT)15 primer. As a consequence, the sensitivity and specificity of subsequent PCR reactions may be reduced. However, there are several applications where it is beneficial to use random primers, such as cDNA synthesis using mRNAs without a poly(A) tail, or cDNA synthesis using poly(A)-enriched RNA samples.
Gene-specific primers are used to synthesize specifi c cDNA from a pool of total RNA or mRNA and must be obtained by the user.

First Strand cDNA synthesis procedure
The first strand cDNA reaction can be performed as an individual reaction or as a series of parallel reactions with different RNA templates. Therefore, the reaction mixture can be prepared by combining reagents individually or a master mix containing all of the components except template RNA can be prepared. Depending on the structure of the RNA template, separate steps for RNA denaturation and primer annealing may improve RT-PCR results.

Protocol

I. First strand cDNA synthesis


1. Add the following reagents into a sterile, nuclease-free tube on ice in the indicated order:

Template RNA :  Prime

poly(A) mRNA : oligo (dT)15 primeror Random hexamer prime
or specific RNA

1-5 μg :  1 μl

DEPC-treated water : to 12.4 μl

Total volume : 12.4 μl

2. Mix gently, centrifugebriefly and incubate at 70°C for 5 min. Chill on ice, spin down and place the vial back on ice.


3. Prepare the following cDNA Synthesis Mix, add the following components in the indicated order:

5x first-strand buffer: 4 μl

dNTPs(10 mM each): 1 μl

RNasin: 0.6 μl

M-MLV: 1 μl

4.Mix gently and centrifuge


5.For oligo(dT)15, incubate for 60 min at 42°C. For random hexamer primed synthesis, incubate for 60 min at 37°C .
6.Terminate the reaction by heating at 70°C for 5 min.
The reverse transcription reaction product can be used immediately in second strand cDNA synthesis reactions or stored at -20°C for less than a week. For longer storage, -70°C is recommended.

II. PCR Amplification of First Strand cDNA
The product of the first strand cDNA synthesis can be used directly in PCR or qPCR. The volume of first strand cDNA synthesis reaction mixture should not comprise more than 1/10 of the total PCR reaction volume. Normally, 2 μl of the first strand cDNA synthesis reaction mixture is used as template for subsequent PCR in 50 μl total volume.

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