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SCRIPT RT-PCR Kit

One-Step RT-PCR Kit for highly sensitive and specific amplification

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PCR-509S 100 reactions x 50 μl 402,74 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad
PCR-509L 500 reactions x 50 μl 1.610,97 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad

For in vitro use only!

Shipping: shipped on blue ice

Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Shelf Life: 12 months

Form: liquid

Description:
SCRIPT RT-PCR Kit is designed for performing highly sensitive and specific RT-PCR convenient in single tubes. The enzyme mix is based on a genetically engineered reverse transcriptase with enhanced thermal stability providing increased specificity, high cDNA yield and improved efficiency for highly structured and long cDNA fragments.
The kit contains all reagents required for RT-PCR (except template and primer) in one box to ensure fast and easy preparation with a minimum of pipetting steps. The premium quality enzyme mix and the optimized complete reaction buffer containing ultrapure dNTPs ensure superior amplification results.
RT-PCR is used to amplify double-stranded DNA from single-stranded RNA templates. In the RT step the reverse transcriptase synthesizes single-stranded DNA molecules (cDNA) complementary to the RNA template. In the first cycle of the PCR step Taq DNA polymerase synthesizes DNA molecules complementary to the cDNA, thus generating a double-stranded DNA template. During subsequent rounds of cycling the DNA polymerase exponentially amplifies this double-stranded DNA template.
In one-step RT-PCR all components of RT and PCR are mixed in one tube prior to starting the reaction and thus carried out sequentially without opening the tube. This offers tremendous convenience when applied to analysis of single targets from multiple samples of RNA and minimizes the risk of contaminations.

Content:
SCRIPT RT-PCR Enzyme Mix (red cap)
Mix of SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase, Hot Start Polymerase and RNase Inhibitor in storage buffer with 50 % glycerol (v/v)

SCRIPT RT-PCR Reaction Mix (green cap)
2x conc. Reaction Buffer containing dNTPs

RNase-free Water (white cap)


Sensitivity:
Targets can generally be detected from <1 pg to 20 ng poly(A) RNA (mRNA) or 10 pg to 1 μg total RNA. Even lower amounts of RNA may be successfully amplified by using highly expressed transcripts.

RT-PCR assay without sample denaturation:
(standard RNA/primer combinations)

Preparation of the RT-PCR Assay
[Please note: Sample denaturation is particularly recommended for RNA targets that exhibit a high degree of secondary structure, for self- or cross-complementary primers and for initial experiments with new targets. For many standard combinations of RNA and primers heat treatment may be omitted with no negative effect on results.]
Add the following components to a nuclease-free microtube. Pipett on ice and mix the components by pipetting gently up and down. In general, water, RNA and primers should be mixed together before the remaining components are added.

componentstock conc.final conc.1 assay
SCRIPT RT-PCR Reaction Mix2x1x25 μl
RNA template1)-1 pg - 1 μgx μl
forward Primer10 μM200-400 nM1-2 μl
reverse Primer10 μM200-400 nM1-2 μl
SCRIPT RT-PCR Enzyme Mix2)--2 μl
RNase-free water--fill up to
50 μl

1)1 ng to 500 ng polyA RNA or 10 ng to 5 μg total RNA
2)SCRIPT RT-PCR Enzyme Mix already contains RNase inhibitor that is recommended and may be essential when working with low amounts of starting RNA.

Continue with reverse transcription and thermal cycling as recommended.


RT-PCR assay with sample denaturation:
(RNA/primer with a high degree of secondary structure)

[Please note: Sample denaturation is particularly recommended for RNA targets that exhibit a high degree of secondary structure, for self- or cross-complementary primers and for initial experiments with new targets. For many standard combinations of RNA and primers heat treatment may be omitted with no negative effect on results.]

Preparation of the RNA Template / Primer Mix
Add the following components to a nuclease-free microtube and mix by pipetting gently up and down.

componentstock conc.final conc.1 assay
RNA template1)-1 pg - 1 μg-
forward Primer10 μM200-400 nM- 1-2 μl
reverse Primer10 μM200-400 nM- 1-2 μl
RNase-free water--fill up to
10 μl

Denaturation and primer annealing
Incubate the mixture at 70 °C for 5 min and place it at room temperature for 5 min.

Preparation of the RT-PCR Mix
Add the following components to a further nuclease-free microtube and mix by pipetting gently up and down:

componentstock conc.final conc.1 assay
SCRIPT RT-PCR Reaction Mix2x1x25 μl
SCRIPT RT-PCR Enzyme Mix2)--2 μl
RNase-free water--fill up to
40 μl

1)1 ng to 500 ng polyA RNA or 10 ng to 5 μg total RNA
2)SCRIPT RT-PCR Enzyme Mix already contains RNase inhibitor that is recommended and may be essential when working with low amounts of starting RNA.

Complete RT-PCR Mix
Add 40 μl RT-PCR Mix to 10 μl RNA Template / Primer Mix to complete the 50 μl assays. Pipett on ice and mix by pipetting gently up and down.


Reverse transcription and thermal cycling:
Place the vials in a PCR cycler and start the following program.

reverse
transcription3)
50 °C30-60 min1x
initial
denaturation4)
95 °C5 min1x
denaturation95 °C10 sec30-40x
annealing5)55-65 °C20 sec30-40x
elongation6)72 °C1 min/kb30-40x
final
elongation
72 °C5 min1x

3)The optimal time depends on the length of cDNA. Incubation of 60 min is recommended for cDNA fragments of more than 2,000 bp length. The optimal temperature depends on the structural features of the RNA. Increase the temperature to 55 °C for difficult templates with high secondary structure. Note that optimal reaction time and temperature should be adjusted for each particular RNA.
4)A prolonged initial denaturation time of up to 5 min is recommended to inactivate the reverse transcriptase
5)The annealing temperature depends on the melting temperature of the primers.
6)The elongation time depends on the length of the amplicon. A time of 1 min for a fragment of 1,000 bp is recommended.

For optimal specificity and amplification an individual optimization of the recommended parameters may be necessary. Note that optimal reaction times and temperatures should be adjusted for each particular RNA / primer pair.

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