Journal: Nucleic Acids Research
Article Title: Mechanical properties of DNA-like polymers
Figure Lengend Snippet: Characterization of DNA analogs. ( A ) PCR assays analyzed by 5% native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Total PCR volume 100 µl: 20 ng 418-bp DNA template (pJ1506), 0.4 mM each LJM-3222 (5'-G TA CGC AG T ) and LJM-3223 (5'-TGTGAGT AGCTCACTCAT AG ), 0.2 mM each dNTP with indicated analog triphosphate ( 1–9 ) completely replacing appropriate dNTP, and 5 U DNA polymerase (indicated with plus symbol) with associated buffer and cycle conditions. Taq DNA polymerase ( Taq ) conditions: Taq DNA polymerase buffer with 100 mg/ml BSA and 2 mM MgCl ; 98°C (3 min), 30 cycles of [94°C (30 s), 60°C (30 s), and 72°C (45 s)], 72°C (5 min). PrimeSTAR HS DNA polymerase (PS) conditions: PrimeSTAR GC buffer with 2 M betaine; 98°C (3 min), 30 cycles of [98°C (15 s), 60°C (5 s), and 72°C (45 s)], 72°C (5 min). Pwo SuperYield DNA Polymerase ( Pwo ) conditions: Pwo PCR buffer with GC-rich solution and 2 M betaine; 98°C (3 min), 30 cycles of [98°C (1 min), 60°C (2 min), and 72°C (8 min)], 72°C (5 min). Lane 1 is marker (M) DNA (100 bp DNA ladder, Invitrogen) with 400 - and 500-bp bands indicated. ( B ) Anion exchange chromatography of 98-bp DNA-like polymers (pJ1923). Following equilibration in 20 mM Tris–HCl, pH 8 (buffer A), samples were eluted over 25 min at a 1 ml/min flow rate in a linear gradient from 50 to 100% buffer B (buffer A plus 1 M NaCl). Eluent absorbance at 260 nm (milli-absorbance units) was monitored with elution time (min).
Article Snippet: For analogs 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 and 9 , PCR reactions (100 µl) included 20 ng template, 0.4 mM forward and reverse primers, PrimeSTAR GC buffer (Takara), 0.2 mM each dNTP (again with dTTP completely replaced with analog, except for variant 9 , which completely replaced dATP), 2 M betaine (Sigma-Aldrich) and 5 U PrimeSTAR HS DNA polymerase (Takara).
Techniques: Polymerase Chain Reaction, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Marker, Chromatography, Flow Cytometry