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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2
    Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.
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    Thermo Fisher t4 dna ligase
    15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.
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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2 truncated k227q
    Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.
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    New England Biolabs t4 dna ligase ligation protocol
    Effect of Inhibiting dsDNA on Enzyme Self-Adenylylation Rate. The determined rates for self-adenylylation of an uninhibited reaction, 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase (red) and 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase and inhibited reactions 2.5 μM DNA (blue) and 10 μM DNA (green). The reactions were fit to a single exponential equation (  Eq 6 ) to determine the reaction rate. The uninhibited reaction was determined to have a single turnover rate of 20 s -1  ± 2 s -1 . While the 2.5 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 2.8 s -1  ± 0.5 s -1 and the 10 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 1.0 s -1  ± 1 s -1 . All reactions were performed a minimum of three times at 16°C. Error reported is the standard error for the replicates.
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    TaKaRa t4 dna ligase
    15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.
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    Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Deadenylation activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants . 5'-adenylated DNA adapters were incubated with an excess of ligase (13.8 pmol), and 12.5% PEG 8000 at 16°C overnight. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. The contents of each sample were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold to visualize nucleic acid. Deadenylation of the DNA adapter (loss of 5'-App) is indicated by a band shift of ~1 nt towards the bottom of the gel. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Deadenylation activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants . 5'-adenylated DNA adapters were incubated with an excess of ligase (13.8 pmol), and 12.5% PEG 8000 at 16°C overnight. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. The contents of each sample were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold to visualize nucleic acid. Deadenylation of the DNA adapter (loss of 5'-App) is indicated by a band shift of ~1 nt towards the bottom of the gel. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Incubation, Staining, Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay, Binding Assay

    Assaying the formation of side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 5'-adenylated adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptors, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. Products of the reaction were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Ladder = size standard ladder, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Assaying the formation of side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 5'-adenylated adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptors, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. Products of the reaction were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Ladder = size standard ladder, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Incubation, Staining, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Following AMP during ligation reactions with T4 RNA ligases .  (A)  22-mer DNA adapters were 5'-adenylated with α- 32 P-labeled ATP (see materials and methods). Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of PEG 8000. Reaction products were resolved on a denaturing 15% acrylamide gel and radioactive molecules were visualized by exposure to Phosphor screens. The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*) or the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA). Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate.  (B)  Determining the fate of AMP upon T4 RNA ligase-dependent deadenylation. Reactions containing radiolabeled DNA adapter (10 pmol) and ligase (14 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate. Reaction products were resolved and visualized as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA), or AMP covalently bound to the ligase (AMP*-ligase). The lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA.  (C)  Reactions identical to those in (B) were treated with Proteinase K prior to gel electrophoresis and detection.  (D)  Reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 28-mer [5'-PO 4 , 3'-blocked] RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated, resolved and detected as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), adenylated adapter (Ap*p-DNA), or Ap*p-28-mer RNA. The lane labeled RNA size control contains 5'- 32 PO 4  RNA, and the lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate. In all panels, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Following AMP during ligation reactions with T4 RNA ligases . (A) 22-mer DNA adapters were 5'-adenylated with α- 32 P-labeled ATP (see materials and methods). Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of PEG 8000. Reaction products were resolved on a denaturing 15% acrylamide gel and radioactive molecules were visualized by exposure to Phosphor screens. The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*) or the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA). Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. (B) Determining the fate of AMP upon T4 RNA ligase-dependent deadenylation. Reactions containing radiolabeled DNA adapter (10 pmol) and ligase (14 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. Reaction products were resolved and visualized as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA), or AMP covalently bound to the ligase (AMP*-ligase). The lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. (C) Reactions identical to those in (B) were treated with Proteinase K prior to gel electrophoresis and detection. (D) Reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 28-mer [5'-PO 4 , 3'-blocked] RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated, resolved and detected as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), adenylated adapter (Ap*p-DNA), or Ap*p-28-mer RNA. The lane labeled RNA size control contains 5'- 32 PO 4 RNA, and the lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. In all panels, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Ligation, Labeling, Incubation, Acrylamide Gel Assay, Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis, Binding Assay

    Production of ligation side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular ligation reactions containing 5'-adenylated DNA adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptors and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight with 12.5% PEG 8000. Products of the reactions were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Production of ligation side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular ligation reactions containing 5'-adenylated DNA adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptors and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight with 12.5% PEG 8000. Products of the reactions were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Ligation, Incubation, Staining, Binding Assay

    Purification and activity of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated mutants .  (A)  Aliquots of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated and mutants were separated on 10-20% Tris-glycine SDS polyacrylamide gels and stained with Coomassie blue. The size (in kDa) of marker polypeptides are indicated on the left.  (B)  Intermolecular strand-joining activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants under multiple turnover conditions. 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA was incubated for one hour at 25°C with 5 pmol 5'- FAM-labeled 31-mer RNA. 1 pmol of each ligase was added into reaction mixture. The reaction products were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels, scanned and quantified as described in the methods section. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments. * denotes difference in means p

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Purification and activity of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated mutants . (A) Aliquots of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated and mutants were separated on 10-20% Tris-glycine SDS polyacrylamide gels and stained with Coomassie blue. The size (in kDa) of marker polypeptides are indicated on the left. (B) Intermolecular strand-joining activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants under multiple turnover conditions. 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA was incubated for one hour at 25°C with 5 pmol 5'- FAM-labeled 31-mer RNA. 1 pmol of each ligase was added into reaction mixture. The reaction products were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels, scanned and quantified as described in the methods section. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments. * denotes difference in means p

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Purification, Activity Assay, Staining, Marker, Incubation, Labeling, Binding Assay

    Effect of pH on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity .  (A-D)  Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid.  (E-H)  Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (13.8 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effect of pH on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . (A-D) Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. (E-H) Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (13.8 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Analysis of intermolecular strand-joining over time . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated adapter, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) over a span of 24 hours at 25°C to assess the progress of ligation reactions. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Analysis of intermolecular strand-joining over time . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated adapter, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) over a span of 24 hours at 25°C to assess the progress of ligation reactions. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.

    Article Snippet: A quality inspection report of T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas showed that T4 PNK could not be detected in their T4 DNA ligase ( ); (iii) PNK could not be detected in T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas) by using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis ( and ); (iv) PNK is abundant in mammalian cells but absent in E. coli cells .

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Negative Control

    12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B treated with CIAP. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15. The ligases used in ( A )–( C ) were T4 DNA ligases. The ligases used in ( D )–( E ) were E. coli DNA ligases. ( A ) CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min. Lanes 1 and 5∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2: CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min; Lane 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( B ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( C ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( D ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment and the negative control without ligase, respectively; Lane 2: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. ( E ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B treated with CIAP. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15. The ligases used in ( A )–( C ) were T4 DNA ligases. The ligases used in ( D )–( E ) were E. coli DNA ligases. ( A ) CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min. Lanes 1 and 5∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2: CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min; Lane 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( B ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( C ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( D ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment and the negative control without ligase, respectively; Lane 2: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. ( E ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase.

    Article Snippet: A quality inspection report of T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas showed that T4 PNK could not be detected in their T4 DNA ligase ( ); (iii) PNK could not be detected in T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas) by using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis ( and ); (iv) PNK is abundant in mammalian cells but absent in E. coli cells .

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Positive Control, Negative Control

    12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D, and E–F. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs for the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, or 100 V for 3.5 hrs for those of linkers E–F. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane M2: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker (Fermentas). ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 5 bands. Of them, bands 1 and 2 were from oligos 4 and 1, respectively. Band 3 was from both oligos 2 and 3. Band 4 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 1–4. Band 5 was the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 4 and 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 4 bands. Of them, bands 6 and 7 were from both oligos 6 and 7, and both oligos 5 and 8, respectively. Band 8 was the denatured ligation products of linkers C–D. Band 9 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 5–8 and the double-strand ligation products of linkers C–D; Lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega and the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively. T4 DNA ligase was from Promega; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4  and with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. T4 DNA ligase used was from Takara; Lanes 3, 5, and 8: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixture with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . The ligase was T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas). Lane 1: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker plus 2 µl of ligation products of linkers E–F; Lanes 2 and 3: the ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixtures with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. We could see 3 bands. Bands 10 and 11 are from both oligos 9 and 12, and both oligos 10 and 11, respectively; Band 12 is the ligation products of linkers E–F; Lane 4: the negative control. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers E–F. Lane 2: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of linkers A–B preincubated with T4 PNK in the E. coli DNA ligase reaction mixture without ATP. The ligase was E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane 2: linkers A–B were not preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 3: linkers A–B were preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 4: the negative control.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D, and E–F. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs for the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, or 100 V for 3.5 hrs for those of linkers E–F. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane M2: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker (Fermentas). ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 5 bands. Of them, bands 1 and 2 were from oligos 4 and 1, respectively. Band 3 was from both oligos 2 and 3. Band 4 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 1–4. Band 5 was the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 4 and 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 4 bands. Of them, bands 6 and 7 were from both oligos 6 and 7, and both oligos 5 and 8, respectively. Band 8 was the denatured ligation products of linkers C–D. Band 9 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 5–8 and the double-strand ligation products of linkers C–D; Lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega and the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively. T4 DNA ligase was from Promega; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 and with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. T4 DNA ligase used was from Takara; Lanes 3, 5, and 8: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixture with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . The ligase was T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas). Lane 1: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker plus 2 µl of ligation products of linkers E–F; Lanes 2 and 3: the ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixtures with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. We could see 3 bands. Bands 10 and 11 are from both oligos 9 and 12, and both oligos 10 and 11, respectively; Band 12 is the ligation products of linkers E–F; Lane 4: the negative control. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers E–F. Lane 2: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of linkers A–B preincubated with T4 PNK in the E. coli DNA ligase reaction mixture without ATP. The ligase was E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane 2: linkers A–B were not preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 3: linkers A–B were preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 4: the negative control.

    Article Snippet: A quality inspection report of T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas showed that T4 PNK could not be detected in their T4 DNA ligase ( ); (iii) PNK could not be detected in T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas) by using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis ( and ); (iv) PNK is abundant in mammalian cells but absent in E. coli cells .

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Negative Control

    The radioautograph of oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. The oligo 11 was phosphorylated by using commercial T4 DNA ligase. The phosphorylation products were loaded on a 15% denaturing PAGE gel (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5 x TBE). Electrophoresis was run in 0.5 x TBE at 100 V and 25°C for 3 hrs. The gel was dried between two semipermeable cellulose acetate membranes and radioautographed at −20°C for 1–3 days. The arrows indicate the phosphorylation products. The positive controls were oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 PNK. ( A ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lane 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase. ( B ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 15 min, 30 min, and 60 min, respectively. Lanes 9 and 10: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively. ( C ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 60 min, 15 min, and 30 min, respectively. ( D ) Oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 1 hr. Lane 1: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 PNK; Lane 2: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 3: oligo 11 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( E ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. 1 x TE and 10% SDS were not added to the phosphorylation products before phenol/chloroform extraction. Lane 1: the positive control; Lanes 2 and 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase and the negative controls without ligase, respectively.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: The radioautograph of oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. The oligo 11 was phosphorylated by using commercial T4 DNA ligase. The phosphorylation products were loaded on a 15% denaturing PAGE gel (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5 x TBE). Electrophoresis was run in 0.5 x TBE at 100 V and 25°C for 3 hrs. The gel was dried between two semipermeable cellulose acetate membranes and radioautographed at −20°C for 1–3 days. The arrows indicate the phosphorylation products. The positive controls were oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 PNK. ( A ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lane 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase. ( B ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 15 min, 30 min, and 60 min, respectively. Lanes 9 and 10: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively. ( C ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 60 min, 15 min, and 30 min, respectively. ( D ) Oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 1 hr. Lane 1: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 PNK; Lane 2: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 3: oligo 11 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( E ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. 1 x TE and 10% SDS were not added to the phosphorylation products before phenol/chloroform extraction. Lane 1: the positive control; Lanes 2 and 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase and the negative controls without ligase, respectively.

    Article Snippet: A quality inspection report of T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas showed that T4 PNK could not be detected in their T4 DNA ligase ( ); (iii) PNK could not be detected in T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas) by using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis ( and ); (iv) PNK is abundant in mammalian cells but absent in E. coli cells .

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Electrophoresis, Negative Control, Positive Control

    Effects of the distance between a hairpin and the ligation site on the magnitude of ‘terminal hairpin effect’ for the selective formation of single-stranded DNA ring. ( A ) The solution structures of l-DNAs used here. ( B ) Lane 1, L64 2-4,23-4,51-2 without the treatment; lane 2, L64 2-4,23-4,51-2 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint which is complementary with the 6-nt sequences in the 3′- and 5′-ends of l-DNA; lane 3, L64 3-4,24-4 alone; lane 4, L64 3-4,24-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint; lane 5, L64 4-4,25-4 alone; lane 6, L64 4-4,25-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint; lane 7, L64 5-4,26-4 alone; lane 8, L64 5–4,26-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. lane 9, L64 6-4,27-4 alone; lane 10, L64 6-4,27-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. Reaction conditions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effects of the distance between a hairpin and the ligation site on the magnitude of ‘terminal hairpin effect’ for the selective formation of single-stranded DNA ring. ( A ) The solution structures of l-DNAs used here. ( B ) Lane 1, L64 2-4,23-4,51-2 without the treatment; lane 2, L64 2-4,23-4,51-2 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint which is complementary with the 6-nt sequences in the 3′- and 5′-ends of l-DNA; lane 3, L64 3-4,24-4 alone; lane 4, L64 3-4,24-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint; lane 5, L64 4-4,25-4 alone; lane 6, L64 4-4,25-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint; lane 7, L64 5-4,26-4 alone; lane 8, L64 5–4,26-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. lane 9, L64 6-4,27-4 alone; lane 10, L64 6-4,27-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. Reaction conditions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques: Ligation

    Effects of the stability of hairpin on the cyclization by T4 DNA ligase. ( A ) The solution conformations of L64 1-4,24-4 , L64 1-6,24-4 , L64 1-7,24-4 and L60 1-7,20-4 , determined by Mfold calculation. ( B ) Lane 1, L64 1-4,24-4 without T4 ligase treatment; lane 2, L64 1-4,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 3, L64 1-6,24-4 alone; lane 4, L64 1-6,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 5, L64 1-7,24-4 alone; lane 6, L64 1-7,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 7, L60 1-7,20-4 alone; lane 8, L60 1-7,20-4 with T4 ligase treatment. The enzymatic conditions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effects of the stability of hairpin on the cyclization by T4 DNA ligase. ( A ) The solution conformations of L64 1-4,24-4 , L64 1-6,24-4 , L64 1-7,24-4 and L60 1-7,20-4 , determined by Mfold calculation. ( B ) Lane 1, L64 1-4,24-4 without T4 ligase treatment; lane 2, L64 1-4,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 3, L64 1-6,24-4 alone; lane 4, L64 1-6,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 5, L64 1-7,24-4 alone; lane 6, L64 1-7,24-4 with T4 ligase treatment; lane 7, L60 1-7,20-4 alone; lane 8, L60 1-7,20-4 with T4 ligase treatment. The enzymatic conditions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques:

    Terminal hairpin strategy for T4 DNA ligase-mediated preparation of DNA rings of smaller sizes. ( A ) Solution structures of 74-, 64-, 54-, 44- and 34-nt l-DNAs. ( B ) Gel electrophoresis patterns of the T4 ligase ligation products. The conditions of T4 ligase reactions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Terminal hairpin strategy for T4 DNA ligase-mediated preparation of DNA rings of smaller sizes. ( A ) Solution structures of 74-, 64-, 54-, 44- and 34-nt l-DNAs. ( B ) Gel electrophoresis patterns of the T4 ligase ligation products. The conditions of T4 ligase reactions are the same as described in Figure 2 .

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques: Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis, Ligation

    Dominant cyclization of l-DNA using hairpins as internal promoters. ( A ) The solution structures of L64 3-4,24-4 , L64 16-4,37-4 and L64 3-4 , determined by Mfold calculation under the conditions of [Mg 2+ ] = 10 mM and 25°C. ( B ) Treatments of these l-DNAs with T4 DNA ligase. Lane 1, L64 3-4,24-4 without the T4 ligase treatment; lane 2, L64 3-4,24-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint which is complementary with the 6-nt sequences in the 3′- and 5′-ends of L64 3-4,24–4 ; lane 4, L64 16-4,37-4 without the treatment; lane 5, L64 16-4,37-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. Lane 7, L64 3-4 without the treatment; lane 8, L64 3-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. In lanes 3, 6 and 9, the products in lanes 2, 5 and 8 were further treated with Exonuclease I to remove non-cyclic products. The conditions for the T4 ligase reactions: [l-DNA] 0 = 5 μM, [splint] 0 = 10 μM and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1× T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C for 12 h.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Dominant cyclization of l-DNA using hairpins as internal promoters. ( A ) The solution structures of L64 3-4,24-4 , L64 16-4,37-4 and L64 3-4 , determined by Mfold calculation under the conditions of [Mg 2+ ] = 10 mM and 25°C. ( B ) Treatments of these l-DNAs with T4 DNA ligase. Lane 1, L64 3-4,24-4 without the T4 ligase treatment; lane 2, L64 3-4,24-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint which is complementary with the 6-nt sequences in the 3′- and 5′-ends of L64 3-4,24–4 ; lane 4, L64 16-4,37-4 without the treatment; lane 5, L64 16-4,37-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. Lane 7, L64 3-4 without the treatment; lane 8, L64 3-4 treated with T4 DNA ligase in the presence of 12-nt splint. In lanes 3, 6 and 9, the products in lanes 2, 5 and 8 were further treated with Exonuclease I to remove non-cyclic products. The conditions for the T4 ligase reactions: [l-DNA] 0 = 5 μM, [splint] 0 = 10 μM and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1× T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C for 12 h.

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques:

    Highly selective cyclization at unusually high substrate concentrations using terminal hairpin strategy. Lane 1, L64 3-4,24-4 without T4 treatment; lane 2, T4 reaction at [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 10 μM; lane 3, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 20 μM; lane 4, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 40 μM; lane 5, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 60 μM; lane 6, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 100 μM. In lanes 8 - 10, L64 16-4,37-4 having no terminal hairpin is used. Lane 8, L64 16-4,37-4 without T4 treatment; lane 9, [L64 16-4,37-4 ] 0 = 100 μM. Reaction conditions: [l-DNA] 0 /[splint] 0 = 1/2 and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1 × T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C. In lanes 7 and 10, 0.1× T4 DNA ligase buffer was used in place of 1× T4 buffer, according to ref. ( 30 ) (see text for details).

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Highly selective cyclization at unusually high substrate concentrations using terminal hairpin strategy. Lane 1, L64 3-4,24-4 without T4 treatment; lane 2, T4 reaction at [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 10 μM; lane 3, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 20 μM; lane 4, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 40 μM; lane 5, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 60 μM; lane 6, [L64 3-4,24-4 ] 0 = 100 μM. In lanes 8 - 10, L64 16-4,37-4 having no terminal hairpin is used. Lane 8, L64 16-4,37-4 without T4 treatment; lane 9, [L64 16-4,37-4 ] 0 = 100 μM. Reaction conditions: [l-DNA] 0 /[splint] 0 = 1/2 and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1 × T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C. In lanes 7 and 10, 0.1× T4 DNA ligase buffer was used in place of 1× T4 buffer, according to ref. ( 30 ) (see text for details).

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques:

    Comparison of the reaction conversion and yield of monomeric cyclic ring between substrates with and without the terminal hairpin. ( A ) Time-courses for the T4 ligase-mediated ligation of L64 3-4,24-4 (circles) and L64 16-4,37-4 (rectangles). The total amounts of DNA, consumed in the presence of T4 ligase (by both intramolecular and intermolecular ligation), are plotted as a function of reaction time. In ( B ), the yield of DNA ring is shown as a function of reaction time. Reaction conditions: [l-DNA] 0 = 5 μM, [splint] 0 = 10 μM, and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1× T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Terminal hairpin in oligonucleotide dominantly prioritizes intramolecular cyclization by T4 ligase over intermolecular polymerization: an exclusive methodology for producing ssDNA rings

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gky769

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Comparison of the reaction conversion and yield of monomeric cyclic ring between substrates with and without the terminal hairpin. ( A ) Time-courses for the T4 ligase-mediated ligation of L64 3-4,24-4 (circles) and L64 16-4,37-4 (rectangles). The total amounts of DNA, consumed in the presence of T4 ligase (by both intramolecular and intermolecular ligation), are plotted as a function of reaction time. In ( B ), the yield of DNA ring is shown as a function of reaction time. Reaction conditions: [l-DNA] 0 = 5 μM, [splint] 0 = 10 μM, and 10 U T4 DNA ligase in 1× T4 DNA ligase buffer at 25°C.

    Article Snippet: T4 DNA ligase, Exonuclease I and SYBR Green II were also obtained from Thermo Scientific (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

    Techniques: Ligation

    Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Deadenylation activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants . 5'-adenylated DNA adapters were incubated with an excess of ligase (13.8 pmol), and 12.5% PEG 8000 at 16°C overnight. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. The contents of each sample were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold to visualize nucleic acid. Deadenylation of the DNA adapter (loss of 5'-App) is indicated by a band shift of ~1 nt towards the bottom of the gel. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Deadenylation activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants . 5'-adenylated DNA adapters were incubated with an excess of ligase (13.8 pmol), and 12.5% PEG 8000 at 16°C overnight. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. The contents of each sample were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold to visualize nucleic acid. Deadenylation of the DNA adapter (loss of 5'-App) is indicated by a band shift of ~1 nt towards the bottom of the gel. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Incubation, Staining, Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay, Binding Assay

    Assaying the formation of side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 5'-adenylated adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptors, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. Products of the reaction were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Ladder = size standard ladder, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Assaying the formation of side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 5'-adenylated adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptors, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. Products of the reaction were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Ladder = size standard ladder, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Incubation, Staining, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Following AMP during ligation reactions with T4 RNA ligases .  (A)  22-mer DNA adapters were 5'-adenylated with α- 32 P-labeled ATP (see materials and methods). Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of PEG 8000. Reaction products were resolved on a denaturing 15% acrylamide gel and radioactive molecules were visualized by exposure to Phosphor screens. The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*) or the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA). Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate.  (B)  Determining the fate of AMP upon T4 RNA ligase-dependent deadenylation. Reactions containing radiolabeled DNA adapter (10 pmol) and ligase (14 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate. Reaction products were resolved and visualized as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA), or AMP covalently bound to the ligase (AMP*-ligase). The lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA.  (C)  Reactions identical to those in (B) were treated with Proteinase K prior to gel electrophoresis and detection.  (D)  Reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 28-mer [5'-PO 4 , 3'-blocked] RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated, resolved and detected as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), adenylated adapter (Ap*p-DNA), or Ap*p-28-mer RNA. The lane labeled RNA size control contains 5'- 32 PO 4  RNA, and the lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes  32 P-phosphate. In all panels, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Following AMP during ligation reactions with T4 RNA ligases . (A) 22-mer DNA adapters were 5'-adenylated with α- 32 P-labeled ATP (see materials and methods). Intermolecular strand-joining reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of PEG 8000. Reaction products were resolved on a denaturing 15% acrylamide gel and radioactive molecules were visualized by exposure to Phosphor screens. The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*) or the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA). Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. (B) Determining the fate of AMP upon T4 RNA ligase-dependent deadenylation. Reactions containing radiolabeled DNA adapter (10 pmol) and ligase (14 pmol) were incubated overnight at 16°C in the presence of 12.5% PEG 8000. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. Reaction products were resolved and visualized as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), the adapter remaining adenylated (Ap*p-DNA), or AMP covalently bound to the ligase (AMP*-ligase). The lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. (C) Reactions identical to those in (B) were treated with Proteinase K prior to gel electrophoresis and detection. (D) Reactions containing 10 pmol radiolabeled DNA adapter, 5 pmol 28-mer [5'-PO 4 , 3'-blocked] RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated, resolved and detected as in (A). The resulting products were either free AMP in solution (AMP*), adenylated adapter (Ap*p-DNA), or Ap*p-28-mer RNA. The lane labeled RNA size control contains 5'- 32 PO 4 RNA, and the lane labeled input contains only Ap*p-DNA. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA. P* denotes 32 P-phosphate. In all panels, Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2 +MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Ligation, Labeling, Incubation, Acrylamide Gel Assay, Nucleic Acid Electrophoresis, Binding Assay

    Production of ligation side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular ligation reactions containing 5'-adenylated DNA adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4  RNA acceptors and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight with 12.5% PEG 8000. Products of the reactions were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Production of ligation side products by T4 RNA ligases . Intermolecular ligation reactions containing 5'-adenylated DNA adapters, 21-mer 5'-PO 4 RNA acceptors and ligase (1 pmol) were incubated at 16°C overnight with 12.5% PEG 8000. Products of the reactions were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and stained with SYBR Gold. The bands corresponding to the input nucleic acids, the DNA adapter/RNA acceptor ligation product (39 bases), and larger side products are indicated. Rnl1 = T4 RNA ligase 1, Rnl2 = T4 RNA ligase 2, Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. Oligonucleotide substrates are depicted schematically above the gel. Grey lines represent RNA and black lines represent DNA.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Ligation, Incubation, Staining, Binding Assay

    Purification and activity of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated mutants .  (A)  Aliquots of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated and mutants were separated on 10-20% Tris-glycine SDS polyacrylamide gels and stained with Coomassie blue. The size (in kDa) of marker polypeptides are indicated on the left.  (B)  Intermolecular strand-joining activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants under multiple turnover conditions. 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA was incubated for one hour at 25°C with 5 pmol 5'- FAM-labeled 31-mer RNA. 1 pmol of each ligase was added into reaction mixture. The reaction products were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels, scanned and quantified as described in the methods section. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments. * denotes difference in means p

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Purification and activity of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated mutants . (A) Aliquots of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated and mutants were separated on 10-20% Tris-glycine SDS polyacrylamide gels and stained with Coomassie blue. The size (in kDa) of marker polypeptides are indicated on the left. (B) Intermolecular strand-joining activity of T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated mutants under multiple turnover conditions. 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA was incubated for one hour at 25°C with 5 pmol 5'- FAM-labeled 31-mer RNA. 1 pmol of each ligase was added into reaction mixture. The reaction products were resolved on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels, scanned and quantified as described in the methods section. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments. * denotes difference in means p

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Purification, Activity Assay, Staining, Marker, Incubation, Labeling, Binding Assay

    Effect of pH on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity .  (A-D)  Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid.  (E-H)  Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (13.8 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effect of pH on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity . (A-D) Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. (E-H) Intermolecular strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (13.8 pmol) for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of pH on ligation efficiency. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Activity Assay, Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Analysis of intermolecular strand-joining over time . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated adapter, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) over a span of 24 hours at 25°C to assess the progress of ligation reactions. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Journal: BMC Biotechnology

    Article Title: T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated active site mutants: improved tools for RNA analysis

    doi: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-72

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Analysis of intermolecular strand-joining over time . Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated adapter, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, and ligase (1 pmol) over a span of 24 hours at 25°C to assess the progress of ligation reactions. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.

    Article Snippet: T4 RNA ligase 1, T4 RNA ligase 2, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated and, T4 RNA ligase 2 Truncated K227Q were obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Labeling, Ligation, Binding Assay

    Effect of Inhibiting dsDNA on Enzyme Self-Adenylylation Rate. The determined rates for self-adenylylation of an uninhibited reaction, 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase (red) and 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase and inhibited reactions 2.5 μM DNA (blue) and 10 μM DNA (green). The reactions were fit to a single exponential equation (  Eq 6 ) to determine the reaction rate. The uninhibited reaction was determined to have a single turnover rate of 20 s -1  ± 2 s -1 . While the 2.5 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 2.8 s -1  ± 0.5 s -1 and the 10 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 1.0 s -1  ± 1 s -1 . All reactions were performed a minimum of three times at 16°C. Error reported is the standard error for the replicates.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: The Inhibitory Effect of Non-Substrate and Substrate DNA on the Ligation and Self-Adenylylation Reactions Catalyzed by T4 DNA Ligase

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150802

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Effect of Inhibiting dsDNA on Enzyme Self-Adenylylation Rate. The determined rates for self-adenylylation of an uninhibited reaction, 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase (red) and 2.5 μM T4 DNA ligase and inhibited reactions 2.5 μM DNA (blue) and 10 μM DNA (green). The reactions were fit to a single exponential equation ( Eq 6 ) to determine the reaction rate. The uninhibited reaction was determined to have a single turnover rate of 20 s -1 ± 2 s -1 . While the 2.5 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 2.8 s -1 ± 0.5 s -1 and the 10 μM inhibited reaction had a single turnover rate of 1.0 s -1 ± 1 s -1 . All reactions were performed a minimum of three times at 16°C. Error reported is the standard error for the replicates.

    Article Snippet: DsDNA inhibition likely also has an effect in commonly used molecular biology protocols, for example, the maximal recommended DNA concentration utilized in the ligation step for Next Generation Sequencing library preparation is ~20 ng/μL (NEB Ultra II), while the recommended DNA concentration in a standard sticky-end ligation is 4.38 ng/μL (NEB T4 DNA ligase ligation protocol).

    Techniques:

    T4 DNA Ligase Reaction Model. Modified reaction pathway to include the newly observed reactions in the previously described DNA ligation pathway that are inhibited by the presence of non-nicked dsDNA.  A . Non-nicked dsDNA can bind to the deadenylylated form of the enzyme inhibition formation of the adenylylated form of the enzyme.  B . Non-nicked dsDNA binds to the Lig-AMP form, preventing complexation with its preferred ds-nDNA substrate.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: The Inhibitory Effect of Non-Substrate and Substrate DNA on the Ligation and Self-Adenylylation Reactions Catalyzed by T4 DNA Ligase

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150802

    Figure Lengend Snippet: T4 DNA Ligase Reaction Model. Modified reaction pathway to include the newly observed reactions in the previously described DNA ligation pathway that are inhibited by the presence of non-nicked dsDNA. A . Non-nicked dsDNA can bind to the deadenylylated form of the enzyme inhibition formation of the adenylylated form of the enzyme. B . Non-nicked dsDNA binds to the Lig-AMP form, preventing complexation with its preferred ds-nDNA substrate.

    Article Snippet: DsDNA inhibition likely also has an effect in commonly used molecular biology protocols, for example, the maximal recommended DNA concentration utilized in the ligation step for Next Generation Sequencing library preparation is ~20 ng/μL (NEB Ultra II), while the recommended DNA concentration in a standard sticky-end ligation is 4.38 ng/μL (NEB T4 DNA ligase ligation protocol).

    Techniques: Modification, DNA Ligation, Enzyme Inhibition Assay

    Competition for ds-nDNA-Binding by dsDNA. Lane one contains 4 nM of the 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate alone, lanes 2–6 show shifting of the 4 nM substrate into a completely bound state as the concentration of T4 DNA ligase is increased from 100 nM– 1000 nM. Lanes 7–11 are of a titration of increasing concentrations of the unlabeled I-75-dsDNA oligo into a reaction containing 4 nM labeled nicked substrate and 1000 nM T4 DNA ligase. EMSA reactions were all performed and electrophoresed at room temperature (22°C).

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: The Inhibitory Effect of Non-Substrate and Substrate DNA on the Ligation and Self-Adenylylation Reactions Catalyzed by T4 DNA Ligase

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150802

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Competition for ds-nDNA-Binding by dsDNA. Lane one contains 4 nM of the 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate alone, lanes 2–6 show shifting of the 4 nM substrate into a completely bound state as the concentration of T4 DNA ligase is increased from 100 nM– 1000 nM. Lanes 7–11 are of a titration of increasing concentrations of the unlabeled I-75-dsDNA oligo into a reaction containing 4 nM labeled nicked substrate and 1000 nM T4 DNA ligase. EMSA reactions were all performed and electrophoresed at room temperature (22°C).

    Article Snippet: DsDNA inhibition likely also has an effect in commonly used molecular biology protocols, for example, the maximal recommended DNA concentration utilized in the ligation step for Next Generation Sequencing library preparation is ~20 ng/μL (NEB Ultra II), while the recommended DNA concentration in a standard sticky-end ligation is 4.38 ng/μL (NEB T4 DNA ligase ligation protocol).

    Techniques: Binding Assay, Concentration Assay, Titration, Labeling

    Various Inhibitors Effects on Rate of Nick Sealing. Various concentrations of dsDNA substrates were utilized as potential inhibitors of the T4 DNA ligase steady state ligation reaction on 20 nM of the 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate. All reactions were performed in the presence of 25 pM of T4 DNA ligase, a minimum of three times at 16°C. Error reported is the standard deviation for the replicates.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: The Inhibitory Effect of Non-Substrate and Substrate DNA on the Ligation and Self-Adenylylation Reactions Catalyzed by T4 DNA Ligase

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150802

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Various Inhibitors Effects on Rate of Nick Sealing. Various concentrations of dsDNA substrates were utilized as potential inhibitors of the T4 DNA ligase steady state ligation reaction on 20 nM of the 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate. All reactions were performed in the presence of 25 pM of T4 DNA ligase, a minimum of three times at 16°C. Error reported is the standard deviation for the replicates.

    Article Snippet: DsDNA inhibition likely also has an effect in commonly used molecular biology protocols, for example, the maximal recommended DNA concentration utilized in the ligation step for Next Generation Sequencing library preparation is ~20 ng/μL (NEB Ultra II), while the recommended DNA concentration in a standard sticky-end ligation is 4.38 ng/μL (NEB T4 DNA ligase ligation protocol).

    Techniques: Ligation, Standard Deviation

    k cat /K m  Curve for T4 DNA Ligase. The data was obtained through titration of increasing concentrations of a 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate, reacted at 16°C to determine initial reaction rates. T4 DNA ligase concentrations used were 25 pM– 100 pM. The initial rates were plotted against their respective substrate concentrations and fit by:  A . a classical uncompetitive substrate inhibition model (  Eq 2 ), where k cat  and K m  Values of 0.44 s -1  ± 0.3 s -1  and 4 nM ± 1 nM respectively, were determined. The K i  value for substrate inhibition was calculated to be 590 nM ± 170 nM.  B . A competitive substrate inhibition for a Bi-Bi Ping-Pong mechanism (  Eq 3 ) k cat  and K m  values of 0.48 s -1  ± 0.3 s -1  and 4 nM ± 1 nM respectively, were determined. The K i  value for substrate inhibition was calculated to be 54 nM ± 15 nM. All data points are the average of at least three independent experiments, and the error reported is the standard deviation for the replicates.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: The Inhibitory Effect of Non-Substrate and Substrate DNA on the Ligation and Self-Adenylylation Reactions Catalyzed by T4 DNA Ligase

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150802

    Figure Lengend Snippet: k cat /K m Curve for T4 DNA Ligase. The data was obtained through titration of increasing concentrations of a 75mer-ds-nDNA substrate, reacted at 16°C to determine initial reaction rates. T4 DNA ligase concentrations used were 25 pM– 100 pM. The initial rates were plotted against their respective substrate concentrations and fit by: A . a classical uncompetitive substrate inhibition model ( Eq 2 ), where k cat and K m Values of 0.44 s -1 ± 0.3 s -1 and 4 nM ± 1 nM respectively, were determined. The K i value for substrate inhibition was calculated to be 590 nM ± 170 nM. B . A competitive substrate inhibition for a Bi-Bi Ping-Pong mechanism ( Eq 3 ) k cat and K m values of 0.48 s -1 ± 0.3 s -1 and 4 nM ± 1 nM respectively, were determined. The K i value for substrate inhibition was calculated to be 54 nM ± 15 nM. All data points are the average of at least three independent experiments, and the error reported is the standard deviation for the replicates.

    Article Snippet: DsDNA inhibition likely also has an effect in commonly used molecular biology protocols, for example, the maximal recommended DNA concentration utilized in the ligation step for Next Generation Sequencing library preparation is ~20 ng/μL (NEB Ultra II), while the recommended DNA concentration in a standard sticky-end ligation is 4.38 ng/μL (NEB T4 DNA ligase ligation protocol).

    Techniques: Titration, Inhibition, Standard Deviation

    15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 15% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D and linkers G–H. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 100 V for 3.5 hrs in ( A )–( F ), or 4.3 hrs in ( G ). The ligation products were indicated by the arrows. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas). Lane M1: DNA marker I plus oligo 15. ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Fermentas. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers C–D preincubated with T4 DNA ligase; Lane 2: the ligation products of linkers C–D without the preincubation; Lane 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1–3∶0.5, 1, and 2 µl of 1 µM oligo 15, respectively; Lanes 4 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B; Lane 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D. Lanes 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products joined by using E. coli DNA ligase from Takara. Lanes 1 and 3: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers A–B joined in T4 DNA ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lanes 1–3: the ligase reaction mixture with 7.5 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , 3.75 mM (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively; Lane 4: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers A–B joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers C–D joined by using T4 and E. coli DNA ligase, respectively; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, respectively; Lanes 8 and 9: the negative controls of lanes 6 and 7, respectively. ( G ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and the phosphorylated linkers G–H. Lanes 1 and 2: the ligation products of linkers A–B and the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B, respectively; Lane 3: the negative control of linkers G–H plus the negative control of linkers A–B. The band from the ligation products of the phosphorylated linkers G–H run a little more slowly than that of linkers A–B. The sequences of linkers G and H are similar to those of linkers A and B, respectively. But there is a 1-base deletion at the 5′ end of each of linkers G and H.

    Article Snippet: Therefore, the ligation products would decrease when the 5′-phosphate generated by the spontaneous nucleotide deletion was removed by CIAP, but increase again when the linkers deleting one or more nucleotide(s) at their 5′-ends increased as the CIAP inactivation at 85°C was extended from 15 min to 30–90 min. Our kinase assay for T4 DNA ligase showed that about 0.025–0.1% of oligo 11 could be phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase and the phosphorylation of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase could be inhibited by CIAP treatment of oligo 11.

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Negative Control

    12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B treated with CIAP. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15. The ligases used in ( A )–( C ) were T4 DNA ligases. The ligases used in ( D )–( E ) were E. coli DNA ligases. ( A ) CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min. Lanes 1 and 5∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2: CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min; Lane 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( B ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( C ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( D ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment and the negative control without ligase, respectively; Lane 2: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. ( E ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B treated with CIAP. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15. The ligases used in ( A )–( C ) were T4 DNA ligases. The ligases used in ( D )–( E ) were E. coli DNA ligases. ( A ) CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min. Lanes 1 and 5∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2: CIAP was inactivated at 75°C for 15 min; Lane 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( B ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 25 min and 45 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( C ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 min and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase. ( D ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive control without CIAP treatment and the negative control without ligase, respectively; Lane 2: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 45 min. ( E ) CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min. Lanes 1 and 3: the positive controls without CIAP treatment; Lanes 2 and 4: CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 65 and 90 min, respectively; Lane 5: the negative control without ligase.

    Article Snippet: Therefore, the ligation products would decrease when the 5′-phosphate generated by the spontaneous nucleotide deletion was removed by CIAP, but increase again when the linkers deleting one or more nucleotide(s) at their 5′-ends increased as the CIAP inactivation at 85°C was extended from 15 min to 30–90 min. Our kinase assay for T4 DNA ligase showed that about 0.025–0.1% of oligo 11 could be phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase and the phosphorylation of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase could be inhibited by CIAP treatment of oligo 11.

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Positive Control, Negative Control

    12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D, and E–F. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs for the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, or 100 V for 3.5 hrs for those of linkers E–F. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane M2: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker (Fermentas). ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 5 bands. Of them, bands 1 and 2 were from oligos 4 and 1, respectively. Band 3 was from both oligos 2 and 3. Band 4 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 1–4. Band 5 was the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 4 and 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 4 bands. Of them, bands 6 and 7 were from both oligos 6 and 7, and both oligos 5 and 8, respectively. Band 8 was the denatured ligation products of linkers C–D. Band 9 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 5–8 and the double-strand ligation products of linkers C–D; Lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega and the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively. T4 DNA ligase was from Promega; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4  and with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. T4 DNA ligase used was from Takara; Lanes 3, 5, and 8: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixture with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . The ligase was T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas). Lane 1: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker plus 2 µl of ligation products of linkers E–F; Lanes 2 and 3: the ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixtures with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. We could see 3 bands. Bands 10 and 11 are from both oligos 9 and 12, and both oligos 10 and 11, respectively; Band 12 is the ligation products of linkers E–F; Lane 4: the negative control. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers E–F. Lane 2: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of linkers A–B preincubated with T4 PNK in the E. coli DNA ligase reaction mixture without ATP. The ligase was E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane 2: linkers A–B were not preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 3: linkers A–B were preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 4: the negative control.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: 12% denaturing PAGE for the ligation products of linkers A–B, C–D, and E–F. PAGE (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B = 19∶1, 7 M urea and 0.5 x TBE) was run in 0.5 x TBE, 25°C, 200 V for 1.7 hrs for the ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D, or 100 V for 3.5 hrs for those of linkers E–F. The arrows indicate the ligation products. Lane M: DNA marker I (GeneRuler™ 50 bp DNA ladder, Fermentas); Lane M1: DNA marker I +1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane M2: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker (Fermentas). ( A ) The ligation products joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 6: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 5 bands. Of them, bands 1 and 2 were from oligos 4 and 1, respectively. Band 3 was from both oligos 2 and 3. Band 4 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 1–4. Band 5 was the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B; Lanes 4 and 8: the ligation products of linkers C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Takara and Fermentas, respectively. We could see 4 bands. Of them, bands 6 and 7 were from both oligos 6 and 7, and both oligos 5 and 8, respectively. Band 8 was the denatured ligation products of linkers C–D. Band 9 was unknown. Perhaps it might be the intermixtures of oligos 5–8 and the double-strand ligation products of linkers C–D; Lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: the negative controls. ( B ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using T4 DNA ligase from Promega and the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture containing (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the denatured ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively. T4 DNA ligase was from Promega; Lanes 6 and 7: the ligation products of linkers A–B joined in the ligase reaction mixture without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 and with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. T4 DNA ligase used was from Takara; Lanes 3, 5, and 8: the negative controls. ( C ) The ligation products of linkers A–B and C–D joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lanes 2 and 4: the ligation products of linkers A–B, and C–D, respectively; Lanes 3 and 5: the negative controls. ( D ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixture with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 . The ligase was T4 DNA ligase (Fermentas). Lane 1: pUC19 DNA/MspI Marker plus 2 µl of ligation products of linkers E–F; Lanes 2 and 3: the ligation products of linkers E–F joined in the ligase reaction mixtures with (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , and without (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 , respectively. We could see 3 bands. Bands 10 and 11 are from both oligos 9 and 12, and both oligos 10 and 11, respectively; Band 12 is the ligation products of linkers E–F; Lane 4: the negative control. ( E ) The ligation products of linkers E–F joined by using E. coli DNA ligase. Lane 1: the ligation products of linkers E–F. Lane 2: the negative control. ( F ) The ligation products of linkers A–B preincubated with T4 PNK in the E. coli DNA ligase reaction mixture without ATP. The ligase was E. coli DNA ligase (Takara). Lane 1∶1 µl of 1 µM oligo 15; Lane 2: linkers A–B were not preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 3: linkers A–B were preincubated with T4 PNK; Lane 4: the negative control.

    Article Snippet: Therefore, the ligation products would decrease when the 5′-phosphate generated by the spontaneous nucleotide deletion was removed by CIAP, but increase again when the linkers deleting one or more nucleotide(s) at their 5′-ends increased as the CIAP inactivation at 85°C was extended from 15 min to 30–90 min. Our kinase assay for T4 DNA ligase showed that about 0.025–0.1% of oligo 11 could be phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase and the phosphorylation of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase could be inhibited by CIAP treatment of oligo 11.

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Ligation, Marker, Negative Control

    The radioautograph of oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. The oligo 11 was phosphorylated by using commercial T4 DNA ligase. The phosphorylation products were loaded on a 15% denaturing PAGE gel (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5 x TBE). Electrophoresis was run in 0.5 x TBE at 100 V and 25°C for 3 hrs. The gel was dried between two semipermeable cellulose acetate membranes and radioautographed at −20°C for 1–3 days. The arrows indicate the phosphorylation products. The positive controls were oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 PNK. ( A ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lane 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase. ( B ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 15 min, 30 min, and 60 min, respectively. Lanes 9 and 10: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively. ( C ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 60 min, 15 min, and 30 min, respectively. ( D ) Oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 1 hr. Lane 1: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 PNK; Lane 2: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 3: oligo 11 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( E ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. 1 x TE and 10% SDS were not added to the phosphorylation products before phenol/chloroform extraction. Lane 1: the positive control; Lanes 2 and 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase and the negative controls without ligase, respectively.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Detection of Ligation Products of DNA Linkers with 5?-OH Ends by Denaturing PAGE Silver Stain

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039251

    Figure Lengend Snippet: The radioautograph of oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. The oligo 11 was phosphorylated by using commercial T4 DNA ligase. The phosphorylation products were loaded on a 15% denaturing PAGE gel (10×10×0.03 cm, A:B  = 29∶1, 7 M urea, 0.5 x TBE). Electrophoresis was run in 0.5 x TBE at 100 V and 25°C for 3 hrs. The gel was dried between two semipermeable cellulose acetate membranes and radioautographed at −20°C for 1–3 days. The arrows indicate the phosphorylation products. The positive controls were oligo 11 phosphorylated by T4 PNK. ( A ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lanes 2 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lane 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase. ( B ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 15 min, 30 min, and 60 min, respectively. Lanes 9 and 10: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively. ( C ) Oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. Lanes 1 and 5: the positive controls; Lane 2: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase; Lanes 3 and 4: the negative controls without ligase, and without oligo 11, respectively; Lanes 6, 7, and 8: oligo 11 treated with CIAP was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase. CIAP was inactivated at 85°C for 60 min, 15 min, and 30 min, respectively. ( D ) Oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 1 hr. Lane 1: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 PNK; Lane 2: oligos 11 and 12 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 3: oligo 11 were phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase; Lane 4: the negative control without ligase. ( E ) Oligo 11 was phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase at 37°C for 2 hrs. 1 x TE and 10% SDS were not added to the phosphorylation products before phenol/chloroform extraction. Lane 1: the positive control; Lanes 2 and 3: the phosphorylation products of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase and the negative controls without ligase, respectively.

    Article Snippet: Therefore, the ligation products would decrease when the 5′-phosphate generated by the spontaneous nucleotide deletion was removed by CIAP, but increase again when the linkers deleting one or more nucleotide(s) at their 5′-ends increased as the CIAP inactivation at 85°C was extended from 15 min to 30–90 min. Our kinase assay for T4 DNA ligase showed that about 0.025–0.1% of oligo 11 could be phosphorylated by T4 DNA ligase and the phosphorylation of oligo 11 by T4 DNA ligase could be inhibited by CIAP treatment of oligo 11.

    Techniques: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Electrophoresis, Negative Control, Positive Control