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SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase

Reverse Transcriptase with increased thermal stability

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SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase PCR-505S 20 kunits 148,00 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad
SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase PCR-505L 100 kunits 592,00 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad

For in vitro use only!

Unit Definition: One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme required to catalyze the incorporation of 1 nmol of dTTP into an acid-insoluble form in 10 minutes at 37 °C.

Shipping: shipped on blue ice

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

Shelf Life: 12 months

Purity: free of endo- and exodeoxyribonucleases, phosphatases and ribonuclease

Form: liquid

Concentration: 200 units/μl

Activity: Activity and stability tested in first strand cDNA synthesis.

Availability Restriction: Exclusively distributed in Japan by Greiner BioOne

Description:
SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase is a genetically engineered version of M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase (M-MLV RT) with eliminated RNase H activity and increased thermal stability. The enzyme is a RNA-directed DNA polymerase that synthesizes a complementary DNA strand initiating from a primer using single-stranded RNA or DNA as template. Its enhanced thermal stability in combination with the deactivated RNase H activity results in an increased specificity, higher cDNA yield and an improved efficiency for full length cDNA synthesis compared with standard M-MLV RT. The enzyme is recommended for synthesis of cDNA from 100 bp up to 10 kb length.

Kit contents:
SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase (red cap)
200 units/μl in 50 mM Tris-HCl, 100 mM NaCl, 1 mM EDTA,
5 mM DTT, 0.1 % NP-40, 50 % glycerol (v/v), pH 8.0 (25°C)

5x SCRIPT RT Buffer complete (green cap)
250 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.3), 500 mM KCl, 30 mM MgCl2, 25 mM DTT

dNTP Mix (white cap)
10 mM each dNTP (dATP, dCTP, dGTP, dTTP)

DTT stock solution (purple cap)
100 mM DTT

Applications:
Extremely sensitive and highly specific RT-PCR, synthesis of highly structured and long cDNA fragments, DNA labelling.

Recommended protocols for cDNA synthesis:
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.

1a Assay set-up without sample denaturation
(standard RNA/primer combinations)

Assay preparation
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.20 μl
assay
RNase-free water--fill up to
20 μl
RNA template-total RNA:
10 pg - 5 μg
or mRNA:
10pg-500ng
x μl
Primer10 μM-gene-specific primer:
10-20 pmol
(50-100 ng)
-oligo-dT15-25 primer:
50 pmol
(300 ng)
-random primer:
50 pmol
(100 ng)
- 1-2 μl
- 5 μl
- 5 μl
SCRIPT RT
Buffer
complete
5x1x4 μl
dNTP Mix10 mM each500 μM
each
1 μl
DTT stock
solution1)
100 mM5 mM1 μl
RNase Inhibitor2)40 units/μl40 units1 μl
SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase3)200 units/μl100-200 units0.5-1 μl
1)Adding of up to 5 mM DTT may increase the yield and is recommended for individual optimization.
2)Addition of 20-40 units RNase inhibitor per assay is recommended and may be essential when working with low amounts of starting RNA.
3)100 units (0.5 μl) of enzyme is recommended for standard assays but increasing the amount of enzyme to 200 units (1 μl) per assay may show even higher transcription yields under selected assay conditions.
1b Assay set-up with sample denaturation
(RNA/primer with a high degree of secondary structure)

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.20 μl
assay
RNase-free water--fill up to
10 μl
RNA template-total RNA:
10 pg - 5 μg
or mRNA:
10pg-500ng
x μl
Primer10 μM-gene-specific primer:
10-20 pmol
(50-100 ng)
-oligo-dT15-25 primer:
50 pmol
(300 ng)
-random primer:
50 pmol
(100 ng)
- 1-2 μl
- 5 μl
- 5 μl

Denaturation and primer annealing
Incubate the mixture at 65-70 °C for 5 min and place it at room temperature (if using specific primer) or on ice (if using oligo-dT or random primer).

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

componentstock conc.final conc.20 μl
assay
RNase-free water--fill up to
10 μl
SCRIPT RT
Buffer
complete
5x1x4 μl
dNTP Mix10 mM each500 μM
each
1 μl
DTT stock
solution1)
100 mM5 mM1 μl
RNase Inhibitor2)40 units/μl40 units1 μl
SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase3)200 units/μl100-200 units0.5-1 μl

1)Adding of up to 5 mM DTT may increase the yield and is recommended for individual optimization.
2)Addition of 20-40 units RNase inhibitor per assay is recommended and may be essential when working with low amounts of starting RNA.
3)100 units (0.5 μl) of enzyme is recommended for standard assays but increasing the amount of enzyme to 200 units (1 μl) per assay may show even higher transcription yields under selected assay conditions.

Complete Reaction Mix
Add 10 μl Reaction Mix to 10 μl RNA Template / Primer Mix to complete the 20 μl Reaction Mix. Pipett on ice and mix by pipetting gently up and down.

2 First-strand cDNA synthesis
Incubation
Incubate the reaction mix at 50 °C for 30-60 min if using gene-specific primers. If using oligo-dT or random primers incubate at 42 °C for
10 min followed by incubation at 50 °C for 30-60 min.
[Please note: 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.]

Optional: Heat inactivation
Heat the mixture to 70 °C for 10 min to inactivate the Reverse Transcriptase.

Optional: RNA removal
Add 2 units DNase-free RNase and incubate at 37 °C for 20 min.
The cDNA can now be used as template in PCR or be stored at -20 °C. Apply 2-5 μl of the RT assay for further amplification in PCR.
However, some specific DNA applications may require the prior inactivation of the remaining RTase or the enzymatic removal of RNA.