In vitro synthesis of RNA (> 20 nt up to several thousand nt) is catalyzed by bacteriophage RNA polymerases using linear DNA as a template (in vitro transcription). T7 RNA polymerase is the most efficient and widely used RNA polymerase. A modified version (T7 P&L RNA polymerase) with proline 266 replaced by leucine (P266L) has been associated with decreased abortive transcription, increased 5' homogeneity of transcripts synthesized from A-initiating phi2.5 promoter, increased 5' incorporation efficiency of GTP analogs.
140 - 160 µg RNA are synthesized after 30 min incubation with our HighYield formulation (1 μg T7 control template, 1.4 kb RNA transcript).
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