γ-[N-(Biotin-6-amino-hexanoyl-6-aminobutanoyl)]-5-(3-aminoallyl)-2'-deoxyuridine-5'-triphosphate, Triethylammonium salt
For research use only!
Shipping: shipped on blue ice
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
Short term exposure (up to 1 week cumulative) to ambient temperature possible.
Shelf Life: 12 months after date of delivery
Molecular Formula: C32H52N7O18P3S (free acid)
Molecular Weight: 947.78 g/mol (free acid)
Purity: ≥ 98 % (HPLC)
Form: sterile clear aqueous solution, pH 7.5 ±0.5
Concentration: 1 mM - 1.1 mM
pH: 7.5 ±0.5
Spectroscopic Properties: λmax 240 nm; ε 10.7 L mmol-1 cm-1 (Tris-HCl pH 7.5)
Incorporation into DNA/cDNA by
- PCR with Taq polymerase [1,2] & in-house data
- Nick Translation with DNAse I/ DNA Polymerase I [3,4] & in-house data
- Primer Extension with Klenow exo- [2,5]
- 3’-End Labeling with Terminal deoxynucleotidyl Transferase (TdT) [6,7]
- Reverse Transcription with MMLV Reverse Transcriptase [8,9]
Incorporation into RNA by
- 3’-End Labeling with Terminal deoxynucleotidyl Transferase (TdT) 
Biotin-16-dUTP is enzymatically incorporated into DNA/cDNA as substitute for its natural counterpart dTTP. The resulting Biotin-labeled DNA/cDNA probes are subsequently detected using streptavidin conjugated with horseradish peroxidase (HRP), alkaline phosphatase (AP), a fluorescent dye or agarose/magnetic beads. Optimal substrate properties and thus labeling efficiency as well as an efficient detection of the Biotin moiety is ensured by a 16-atom linker attached to the C5 position of uridine.
Recommended Biotin-16-dUTP/dTTP ratio for PCR and Nick Translation: 50% Biotin-16-dUTP/ 50% dTTP
Please note: The optimal final concentration of Biotin-16-dUTP may very depending on the application and assay conditions. For optimal product yields and high incorporation rates an individual optimization of the Biotin-16-dUTP/dTTP ratio is recommended.
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