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HighFidelity Digoxigenin PCR Labeling Kit

Preparation of Digoxigenin-labeled DNA probes by PCR

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APP-101-DIGX-S 35 reactions x 20 μl 175,00 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad
APP-101-DIGX-L 175 reactions x 20 μl 425,00 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad
Structural formula of HighFidelity Digoxigenin PCR Labeling Kit (Preparation of Digoxigenin-labeled DNA probes by PCR)
Structural formula of HighFidelity Digoxigenin PCR Labeling Kit

For in vitro use only!

Shipping: shipped on blue ice

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

Shelf Life: 12 months

Description:
HighFidelity Digoxigenin PCR Labeling Kit is designed to produce randomly Digoxigenin-modified DNA probes by PCR. Such probes are ideally suited for in situ hybridization and Northern Blot experiments. PCR-based labeling is superior to random-primed labeling by Klenow fragment if template amounts are limited or amplification of a specific DNA fragments is required.

The labeling principle is similar to the underlying labeling principles of PCR DIG Labeling Mix (Roche) and PCR DIG Probe Synthesis Kit (Roche) with the exception that an alkali-stable version of DIG-11-dUTP is used (DIG label removal not feasible).

DIG-11-dUTP is efficiently incorporated into DNA as substitute for its natural counterpart dTTP using an optimized reaction buffer and a High Fidelity Polymerase. 35 % DIG-11-dUTP substitution typically results in an optimal balance between reaction and labeling efficiency. Individual optimization of DIG-11-dUTP/dTTP ratio however, can easily be achieved with the single nucleotide format. The resulting Digoxigenin-modified DNA probe can subsequently be detected by HRP- or AP-modified Digoxigenin antibody.

The kit contains sufficient reagents for 35 labeling reactions (S-Pack) or 175 labeling reactions (L-Pack) of 20 μl each (35 % DIG-11-dUTP substitution, 100 μM dATP/dGTP/dCTP, 65 μM dTTP, 35 μM DIG-11-dUTP).

Content:
High Fidelity Polymerase
in storage buffer with 50% glycerol (v/v)
#APP-101-DIGX-S: 1x 40 μl (100 units, 2.5 units/μl)
#APP-101-DIGX-L: 1x 200 μl (500 units, 2.5 units/μl)

High Fidelity Labeling Buffer
1x 500 μl (10x)

dATP - Solution
1x 20 μl (100 mM)

dGTP - Solution
1x 20 μl (100 mM)

dCTP - Solution
1x 20 μl (100 mM)

dTTP - Solution
1x 20 μl (100 mM)

DIG-11-dUTP
#APP-101-DIGX-S: 1x 25 μl (1 mM)
#APP-101-DIGX-L: 5x 25 μl (1 mM)


Lambda DNA
1x 20 μl (100 ng/μl)

500 bp forward primer
1x 20 μl (10 μM)

500 bp reverse primer
1x 20 μl (10 μM)

PCR-grade water
1x 1.2 ml

To be provided by user
DNA template
Primer
DNA purification tools (optional)

1. Preparation of working solutions

1.1 Preparation of 1 mM dATP/dCTP/dGTP working solution

  • Thaw 100 mM dATP, 100 mM dCTP and 100 mM dGTP solutions on ice, voretex and spin-down briefly.
  • Prepare a 1:100 dilution with PCR-grade water to achieve a final concentration of 1 mM (e.g. 2 μl 100 mM dATP + 2 μl 100 mM dCTP + 2 μl 100 mM dGTP + 194 μl PCR-grade water).
  • 1 mM ATP/CTP/GTP working solution can be stored at -20°C. Prepare aliquots to avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

1.2 Preparation of 1 mM dTTP working solution

  • Thaw 100 mM dTTP solution on ice, voretex and spin-down briefly.
  • Prepare a 1:100 dilution with PCR-grade water to achieve a final concentration of 1 mM (e.g. 2 μl 100 mM dTTP + 198 μl PCR-grade water).
  • 1 mM dTTP working solution can be stored at -20 °C. Prepare aliquots to avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

3. Standard PCR Labeling protocol

The standard protocol is set-up for labeling of a 500 bp DNA fragment. An optimal balance between reaction and labeling efficiency is typically achieved with 35% DIG-11-dUTP substitution following the standard protocol below however, individual optimization might improve results for individual applications.

  • Assemble the PCR on ice in the order stated below (DNAse-free reaction tube).
  • Voretex and spin-down briefly.

ComponentVolumeFinal concenctration
PCR-grade waterX μl
High Fidelity Buffer (10x)2 μl1x
1 mM dATP/dCTP/ dGTP working solution (s. 1.1)2 μl100 μM
1 mM dTTP working solution (s. 1.2)1.3 μl65 μM
1 mM DIG-11-dUTP0.7 μl35 μM
forward primer
(10 μM)
X μl0.1 - 1 μM (e.g. 0.3 μM 500 bp forward primer)
reverse primer
(10 μM)
X μl0.1 - 1 μM (e.g. 0.3 μM 500 bp reverse primer)
template DNAX μl1 - 10 ng genomic DNA (e.g. 1 ng Lambda DNA)
High Fidelity Pol (2.5 units/μl)1 μl2.5 units
Total volume20 μl

Recommended cycling conditions

Cycle stepTemperatureTimeCycles
Initial
denaturation
95°C2 min1x
Denaturation
Annealing1)
Elongation2)
95°C
58°C
68°C
20 sec
30 sec
60 sec
30x
Final
Elongation
68°C2 min1x

1)The annealing temperature depends on the melting temperature of primers used.
2)The elongation time depends on the length of fragments to be amplified. A time of 2 min/kbp is recommended. Elongation at 72°C works as well.

For optimal amplification results and high incorporation rates an individual optimization of the recommended PCR assay and cycling conditions may be necessary for each new primer-template pair.


4. Probe purification:

Probe purification is not required for most hybridization experiments. If a downstream application requires purification (e.g. concentration determination by absorbance measurement) we recommend silica-membrane or gel filtration-based purification.

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