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    New England Biolabs t4 rnl2
    Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.
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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2 truncated kq
    Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.
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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2 truncated buffer
    Graphical Visualization of the 3′ RACE-Seq Approach, Related to   Figure 2 (A) Graphical representation of 3′ RACE-seq library preparation and the oligonucleotides used. First, the 3′ adaptor RA3_15N was joined to the 3′ end of RNA by enzymatic ligation. The adaptor has: (i) 5′ rApp modification for efficient and specific ligation by the truncated T4 RNA ligase 2, (ii) delimiter sequence to be used in bioinformatics analyses to exclude RT and PCR artifacts (CTGAC, highlighted in violet), (iii) unique 15N barcode for individual transcript barcoding (highlighted in green), (iv) anchor sequence to pair with the reverse transcription primer (underlined) and (v) dideoxyC on the 3′ end to prevent concatamer formation. The RNA ligated to the adaptor sequence was purified from excess adaptor and reverse transcription was performed with the RT primer, which is compatible with Illumina sequencing and has: (i) sequences to base-pair with the adaptor (underlined), (ii) 6-nucleotide barcode for sample barcoding (highlighted in red), (iii) sequences that base pair with the universal outer primer for nested PCR (blue). Libraries were generated by nested PCR with 2 outer forward primers (F1 and F2) and a single universal reverse primer (uni rev). PCR amplicons of first and second PCRs were purified from excess primers on AmPure beads (Agencourt) before beginning the next step. (B) Flowchart of the bioinformatics approach to 3′ RACE-seq data analysis. The procedure starts at the top. Datasets are shown in rectangles. Software used is depicted in hexagons.
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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2 truncated r55k k227q
    MicroRNA capture was performed with 4 different ligases using the vendor recommended protocols to compare capture efficiency across 20 different microRNA. The ligation products were analyzed by 15% denaturing urea-PAGE. Capture efficiency was determined by performing a Cy3 scan and comparing the intensities of the ∼40 nt captured microRNA band versus the ∼20 nt free microRNA band. T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated (T4 Rnl2 T) had high average capture efficiency and low bias but many randomly sized background products. The point mutant enzymes T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated <t>K227Q</t> (T4 Rnl2 TK) and T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated KQ (T4 Rnl2 TKQ) had decreased side product formation but also lower average capture efficiency and higher bias. Thermostable 5′ App DNA/RNA Ligase (Mth Rnl), which was performed at 65°C instead of 25°C, had similar average capture efficiency and bias but with distinct ligation efficiency pattern.
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    New England Biolabs t4 rnl2 reaction buffer
    Scheme of the splinted-ligation method in bRNA construction. In this method, a 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-guanosine (G)-nucleoside in an RNA strand containing the 5΄-segment and 2΄-arm (precursor 1) is transformed into a branchpoint nucleotide by ligation to an RNA strand representing the 3΄-arm (precursor 2). To do so, the two precursors are hybridized partially to a complementary RNA bridge. In this way, the 5΄-phosphate of precursor 2 is brought close to the free 3΄-hydroxyl of the 2΄-5΄ linked nucleoside of precursor 1. The two oligonucleotides are then joined by T4 RNA Ligase 2. Red, blue, and pink symbols ‘w’ represent RNA; the black line represents DNA. The 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-G-nucleoside in precursor 1 at nucleotide (nt) position 37 is highlighted. Nucleic acids downstream of a 2΄-5΄ linkage are plotted vertically in linear and branched oligonucleotides.
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    Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Small RNA Library Preparation Method for Next-Generation Sequencing Using Chemical Modifications to Prevent Adapter Dimer Formation

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167009

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.

    Article Snippet: Ligases: T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated (New England Biolabs) and T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated K227Q (New England Biolabs).

    Techniques: Ligation, Modification

    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

    Modification of miRNA sequencing library generation protocol to allow for blocking of targeted species. ( A ) In the standard protocol, a pre-adenylated adaptor is ligated to the 3′ end of a small RNA pool using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated. Subsequently, a second adaptor is added to the 5′ end of the miRNA with T4 RNA Ligase 1, followed by reverse transcription and PCR. ( B ) In our modification, a hairpin oligonucleotide with an overhang complementary to the 5′ end of the targeted miRNA is attached via ligation with T4 DNA Ligase to the 5′ end of the miRNA subsequent to the ligation of the adaptor to the 3′ end. This prevents the ligation of the second adaptor to the 5′ end of the miRNA, resulting in a product that does not amplify during PCR. ( C ) Sequencing libraries were generated from human heart total RNA using a titration of a blocking oligonucleotide targeting hsa-miR-16–5p. The fraction of hsa-miR-16–5p present in the blocked library compared to the unblocked library is shown on the y-axis.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Blocking of targeted microRNAs from next-generation sequencing libraries

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv724

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Modification of miRNA sequencing library generation protocol to allow for blocking of targeted species. ( A ) In the standard protocol, a pre-adenylated adaptor is ligated to the 3′ end of a small RNA pool using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated. Subsequently, a second adaptor is added to the 5′ end of the miRNA with T4 RNA Ligase 1, followed by reverse transcription and PCR. ( B ) In our modification, a hairpin oligonucleotide with an overhang complementary to the 5′ end of the targeted miRNA is attached via ligation with T4 DNA Ligase to the 5′ end of the miRNA subsequent to the ligation of the adaptor to the 3′ end. This prevents the ligation of the second adaptor to the 5′ end of the miRNA, resulting in a product that does not amplify during PCR. ( C ) Sequencing libraries were generated from human heart total RNA using a titration of a blocking oligonucleotide targeting hsa-miR-16–5p. The fraction of hsa-miR-16–5p present in the blocked library compared to the unblocked library is shown on the y-axis.

    Article Snippet: Briefly, for each library, 4 μl isolated RNA was combined with one μl of 10 μl 3′ adaptor and 1 μl T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated (NEB) in the appropriate buffer for 1 h. Simultaneously, 1 μl 0.5 μM miRNA blocking oligonucleotide was incubated for 5 min at each of the following temperatures: 95°C, 65°C, 55°C, 45°C and 35°C to ensure the proper formation of the hairpin structure.

    Techniques: Modification, Sequencing, Blocking Assay, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Ligation, Generated, Titration

    Analysis of regioselectivity of ligation by H4 and J4 RNA motifs. ( A ) Partial RNAse T1 digest of T4-RNA Ligase 2 (Rnl2) ligated H4 (H4T) (Tab S2) and self-ligated H4T RNA. Regiospecific nuclease-catalysed cleavage at the ligation junction confirms that 3’−5’ linkages were formed in both ligation reactions. Note that cleavage of self-ligated H4T by RNAse T1 is slower due to the presence of the co-purified splint (H4_splintA) RNA used for in-ice H4T ligation. ( B ) A 3’−5’ regioselective 8–17 DNAzyme cleaves a typical self-ligated (H4, lig) or enzymatically ligated (H4, Rnl2) full-length H4 clone from the original semi-random RNA pool at the ligation junction with similar efficiencies. ( C ) A minimal J4 cis motif (J4-min) is unable to cleave an enzymatically produced 3’−5’ ligation site (J4-min Rnl2; lane 1, 2; 15 hr, RT, see Material and methods). In contrast, the same Rnl2 product is efficiently cleaved by a custom DNAzyme (lane 3, E1111_J4) under the same conditions. However, J4-min catalyses reverse cleavage of its own gel-purified in-ice ligation product, suggesting that the ligation reaction of J4 yields RNA with a 2’−5’ phosphodiester linkage. Rapid initial cleavage of self-ligated J4-min that occurs during the mixing dead time is inhibited after annealing of the J4-min RNA to the E1111_J4 DNAzyme, suggesting that the J4 internal loop is a prerequisite for rapid self-cleavage.

    Journal: eLife

    Article Title: Random-sequence genetic oligomer pools display an innate potential for ligation and recombination

    doi: 10.7554/eLife.43022

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Analysis of regioselectivity of ligation by H4 and J4 RNA motifs. ( A ) Partial RNAse T1 digest of T4-RNA Ligase 2 (Rnl2) ligated H4 (H4T) (Tab S2) and self-ligated H4T RNA. Regiospecific nuclease-catalysed cleavage at the ligation junction confirms that 3’−5’ linkages were formed in both ligation reactions. Note that cleavage of self-ligated H4T by RNAse T1 is slower due to the presence of the co-purified splint (H4_splintA) RNA used for in-ice H4T ligation. ( B ) A 3’−5’ regioselective 8–17 DNAzyme cleaves a typical self-ligated (H4, lig) or enzymatically ligated (H4, Rnl2) full-length H4 clone from the original semi-random RNA pool at the ligation junction with similar efficiencies. ( C ) A minimal J4 cis motif (J4-min) is unable to cleave an enzymatically produced 3’−5’ ligation site (J4-min Rnl2; lane 1, 2; 15 hr, RT, see Material and methods). In contrast, the same Rnl2 product is efficiently cleaved by a custom DNAzyme (lane 3, E1111_J4) under the same conditions. However, J4-min catalyses reverse cleavage of its own gel-purified in-ice ligation product, suggesting that the ligation reaction of J4 yields RNA with a 2’−5’ phosphodiester linkage. Rapid initial cleavage of self-ligated J4-min that occurs during the mixing dead time is inhibited after annealing of the J4-min RNA to the E1111_J4 DNAzyme, suggesting that the J4 internal loop is a prerequisite for rapid self-cleavage.

    Article Snippet: The sample volume was made up to 100 μl with 2.5 μl 10x T4 DNA Ligase Buffer, H2 O and 30 U T4 RNA Ligase 2 (NEB).

    Techniques: Ligation, Purification, Produced

    Ligation of adenylated DNA linker made with MthRnl to RNA. AppDNA17c-NH 2  was ligated to RNA22 (lane 2) and FAM-RNA23 (lane 4) using T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated without ATP as described in ‘Materials and Methods’ section. Lanes 1 and 3 are controls without ligase. Single-stranded RNA size markers (Mr) are included for reference. The products were analyzed by a 15% urea–PAGE.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Simple and efficient synthesis of 5? pre-adenylated DNA using thermostable RNA ligase

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr544

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Ligation of adenylated DNA linker made with MthRnl to RNA. AppDNA17c-NH 2 was ligated to RNA22 (lane 2) and FAM-RNA23 (lane 4) using T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated without ATP as described in ‘Materials and Methods’ section. Lanes 1 and 3 are controls without ligase. Single-stranded RNA size markers (Mr) are included for reference. The products were analyzed by a 15% urea–PAGE.

    Article Snippet: For functional assays, ligation of preparatively adenylated DNA with an RNA acceptor using truncated T4 RNA ligase 2 (NEB) without ATP were performed according to the manufacturer’s suggested protocol.

    Techniques: Ligation, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

    (A) Structural comparison of T4 RNA ligase 2 and archaeal RNA ligase PAB1020 active sites.  Two structures were superimposed based on coordinates of pre-bound AMP and ATP homolog (AMPPNP) as well as known conserved amino acids of the ligase active sites. The T4Rnl2 structure is represented in grey and PAB1020 in yellow. The numbers of amino acids in the conserved motifs I-V (in parenthesis) are for T4Rnl2 and PAB1020 ortholog MthRnl, which were determined after sequence alignment of two archaeal enzymes.  (B)  The sequences of the conserved motifs I and V of MthRnl compared to corresponding motifs in the RNA and DNA ligases as discussed in the text. The listed RNA ligases are from: MthRnl ( Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum ), PAB1020 ( Pyrococcus abyssi ), TS2126 (bacteriophage  Thermus scotoductus ), RM378 (bacteriophage  Rhodothermus marinus ), T4Rnl1 and T4Rnl2 (bacteriophage T4), AcNPV ( Autographa californica  nucleopolyhedrovirus). And DNA ligases are from: PBCV1 ( Chlorella  virus), MthDnl ( Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum ), VacDnl (Vaccinia virus). The conserved lysines are shown in bold.

    Journal: BMC Molecular Biology

    Article Title: Structure-function analysis of Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum RNA ligase - engineering a thermostable ATP independent enzyme

    doi: 10.1186/1471-2199-13-24

    Figure Lengend Snippet: (A) Structural comparison of T4 RNA ligase 2 and archaeal RNA ligase PAB1020 active sites. Two structures were superimposed based on coordinates of pre-bound AMP and ATP homolog (AMPPNP) as well as known conserved amino acids of the ligase active sites. The T4Rnl2 structure is represented in grey and PAB1020 in yellow. The numbers of amino acids in the conserved motifs I-V (in parenthesis) are for T4Rnl2 and PAB1020 ortholog MthRnl, which were determined after sequence alignment of two archaeal enzymes. (B) The sequences of the conserved motifs I and V of MthRnl compared to corresponding motifs in the RNA and DNA ligases as discussed in the text. The listed RNA ligases are from: MthRnl ( Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum ), PAB1020 ( Pyrococcus abyssi ), TS2126 (bacteriophage Thermus scotoductus ), RM378 (bacteriophage Rhodothermus marinus ), T4Rnl1 and T4Rnl2 (bacteriophage T4), AcNPV ( Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus). And DNA ligases are from: PBCV1 ( Chlorella virus), MthDnl ( Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum ), VacDnl (Vaccinia virus). The conserved lysines are shown in bold.

    Article Snippet: The ligation of pre-adenylated ssDNA or RNA with an acceptor substrate using T4 RNA ligase 1 or truncated T4 RNA ligase 2 (NEB) without ATP were carried out in single-turnover conditions and performed in 10 μl containing 5 pmol of the RNA acceptor, 8 pmol of pre-adenylated donor substrate in 10 mM Tris-HCl pH 7.5 buffer, 10 mM Mg+2 , 1 mM DTT and 200 U (~10 pmol) of truncated T4Rnl2 or 10 U (~50 pmol) of T4Rnl1.

    Techniques: Sequencing

    Synthesis of circular RNAs. ( A ) A scheme for the synthesis of circular RNAs used in this study. Transcribed linear RNAs were annealed to its complementary DNA oligomer and then ligated using T4 RNA ligase 2 to produce the circular RNA. ( B , C ) Verification of their circularity of the RNAs. The RNAs were incubated with RNase R and the reactions were analysed by denaturing PAGE. The gels were visualised by SYBR Green II staining.

    Journal: Scientific Reports

    Article Title: Rolling Circle Translation of Circular RNA in Living Human Cells

    doi: 10.1038/srep16435

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Synthesis of circular RNAs. ( A ) A scheme for the synthesis of circular RNAs used in this study. Transcribed linear RNAs were annealed to its complementary DNA oligomer and then ligated using T4 RNA ligase 2 to produce the circular RNA. ( B , C ) Verification of their circularity of the RNAs. The RNAs were incubated with RNase R and the reactions were analysed by denaturing PAGE. The gels were visualised by SYBR Green II staining.

    Article Snippet: Transcribed linear RNA was circularised using T4 RNA ligase 2 (New England Biolabs) on a 20-nt DNA oligomer (guide DNA) as template ( ).

    Techniques: Incubation, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, SYBR Green Assay, Staining

    Scheme of the splinted-ligation method in bRNA construction. In this method, a 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-guanosine (G)-nucleoside in an RNA strand containing the 5΄-segment and 2΄-arm (precursor 1) is transformed into a branchpoint nucleotide by ligation to an RNA strand representing the 3΄-arm (precursor 2). To do so, the two precursors are hybridized partially to a complementary RNA bridge. In this way, the 5΄-phosphate of precursor 2 is brought close to the free 3΄-hydroxyl of the 2΄-5΄ linked nucleoside of precursor 1. The two oligonucleotides are then joined by T4 RNA Ligase 2. Red, blue, and pink symbols ‘w’ represent RNA; the black line represents DNA. The 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-G-nucleoside in precursor 1 at nucleotide (nt) position 37 is highlighted. Nucleic acids downstream of a 2΄-5΄ linkage are plotted vertically in linear and branched oligonucleotides.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Arm-specific cleavage and mutation during reverse transcription of 2΄,5΄-branched RNA by Moloney murine leukemia virus reverse transcriptase

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx073

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Scheme of the splinted-ligation method in bRNA construction. In this method, a 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-guanosine (G)-nucleoside in an RNA strand containing the 5΄-segment and 2΄-arm (precursor 1) is transformed into a branchpoint nucleotide by ligation to an RNA strand representing the 3΄-arm (precursor 2). To do so, the two precursors are hybridized partially to a complementary RNA bridge. In this way, the 5΄-phosphate of precursor 2 is brought close to the free 3΄-hydroxyl of the 2΄-5΄ linked nucleoside of precursor 1. The two oligonucleotides are then joined by T4 RNA Ligase 2. Red, blue, and pink symbols ‘w’ represent RNA; the black line represents DNA. The 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-G-nucleoside in precursor 1 at nucleotide (nt) position 37 is highlighted. Nucleic acids downstream of a 2΄-5΄ linkage are plotted vertically in linear and branched oligonucleotides.

    Article Snippet: The ligation reaction was performed in 20 μl containing 1× T4 Rnl2 reaction buffer (NEB), 12.5% (w/v) polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000 or PEG 4000 and 5 units of T4 RNA Ligase 2 (NEB).

    Techniques: Ligation, Transformation Assay

    Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Small RNA Library Preparation Method for Next-Generation Sequencing Using Chemical Modifications to Prevent Adapter Dimer Formation

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167009

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Optimization of the 3´ adapter ligation step. Synthetic Let-7d-5p (NNN) miRNA was ligated to the 3´ adapter using the same ligation conditions as the CleanTag library prep workflow step 1. A) Yield increase with addition of PEG 8000 using T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ and modified 3´ adapter (MP (n-1)). B) Specificity comparison between ligases used in 3´ ligation step: 1) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated; 2) T4 RNA Ligase 2, truncated KQ; 3) T4 RNA Ligase 1; 4) No Ligase. Both unmodified and modified (MP (n-1)) 3´ adapters were tested. Side products indicated with red arrows.

    Article Snippet: Ligation Step 1: 1X Buffer 1 (50 mM Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane HCl pH 7.5, 10 mM MgCl2 , 1 mM dithiothreital, ~20% polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000) (TriLink Biotechnologies), 0.5 μM CleanTag 3΄ Adapter (TriLink Biotechnologies, LLC.), 40 Units murine RNase Inhibitor (New England Biolabs), 200 Units of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated KQ (New England Biolabs), RNA input (1 μg), 10 μL total volume.

    Techniques: Ligation, Modification

    Graphical Visualization of the 3′ RACE-Seq Approach, Related to   Figure 2 (A) Graphical representation of 3′ RACE-seq library preparation and the oligonucleotides used. First, the 3′ adaptor RA3_15N was joined to the 3′ end of RNA by enzymatic ligation. The adaptor has: (i) 5′ rApp modification for efficient and specific ligation by the truncated T4 RNA ligase 2, (ii) delimiter sequence to be used in bioinformatics analyses to exclude RT and PCR artifacts (CTGAC, highlighted in violet), (iii) unique 15N barcode for individual transcript barcoding (highlighted in green), (iv) anchor sequence to pair with the reverse transcription primer (underlined) and (v) dideoxyC on the 3′ end to prevent concatamer formation. The RNA ligated to the adaptor sequence was purified from excess adaptor and reverse transcription was performed with the RT primer, which is compatible with Illumina sequencing and has: (i) sequences to base-pair with the adaptor (underlined), (ii) 6-nucleotide barcode for sample barcoding (highlighted in red), (iii) sequences that base pair with the universal outer primer for nested PCR (blue). Libraries were generated by nested PCR with 2 outer forward primers (F1 and F2) and a single universal reverse primer (uni rev). PCR amplicons of first and second PCRs were purified from excess primers on AmPure beads (Agencourt) before beginning the next step. (B) Flowchart of the bioinformatics approach to 3′ RACE-seq data analysis. The procedure starts at the top. Datasets are shown in rectangles. Software used is depicted in hexagons.

    Journal: Cell

    Article Title: Uridylation by TUT4/7 Restricts Retrotransposition of Human LINE-1s

    doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.07.022

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Graphical Visualization of the 3′ RACE-Seq Approach, Related to Figure 2 (A) Graphical representation of 3′ RACE-seq library preparation and the oligonucleotides used. First, the 3′ adaptor RA3_15N was joined to the 3′ end of RNA by enzymatic ligation. The adaptor has: (i) 5′ rApp modification for efficient and specific ligation by the truncated T4 RNA ligase 2, (ii) delimiter sequence to be used in bioinformatics analyses to exclude RT and PCR artifacts (CTGAC, highlighted in violet), (iii) unique 15N barcode for individual transcript barcoding (highlighted in green), (iv) anchor sequence to pair with the reverse transcription primer (underlined) and (v) dideoxyC on the 3′ end to prevent concatamer formation. The RNA ligated to the adaptor sequence was purified from excess adaptor and reverse transcription was performed with the RT primer, which is compatible with Illumina sequencing and has: (i) sequences to base-pair with the adaptor (underlined), (ii) 6-nucleotide barcode for sample barcoding (highlighted in red), (iii) sequences that base pair with the universal outer primer for nested PCR (blue). Libraries were generated by nested PCR with 2 outer forward primers (F1 and F2) and a single universal reverse primer (uni rev). PCR amplicons of first and second PCRs were purified from excess primers on AmPure beads (Agencourt) before beginning the next step. (B) Flowchart of the bioinformatics approach to 3′ RACE-seq data analysis. The procedure starts at the top. Datasets are shown in rectangles. Software used is depicted in hexagons.

    Article Snippet: The reactions were carried out in 20 μL with 1x T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated buffer (NEB) supplemented with PEG-8000 at 10% final concentration, 0.25 U/μl RiboLock inhibitor (Thermo Fisher Scientific), 3 pmol of the 5′ FAM-labeled 44-mer oligonucleotide RNA44 (Future Synthesis) and 300 U T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated (NEB) for 18h at 18°C.

    Techniques: Ligation, Modification, Sequencing, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Purification, Nested PCR, Generated, Software

    MicroRNA capture was performed with 4 different ligases using the vendor recommended protocols to compare capture efficiency across 20 different microRNA. The ligation products were analyzed by 15% denaturing urea-PAGE. Capture efficiency was determined by performing a Cy3 scan and comparing the intensities of the ∼40 nt captured microRNA band versus the ∼20 nt free microRNA band. T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated (T4 Rnl2 T) had high average capture efficiency and low bias but many randomly sized background products. The point mutant enzymes T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated K227Q (T4 Rnl2 TK) and T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated KQ (T4 Rnl2 TKQ) had decreased side product formation but also lower average capture efficiency and higher bias. Thermostable 5′ App DNA/RNA Ligase (Mth Rnl), which was performed at 65°C instead of 25°C, had similar average capture efficiency and bias but with distinct ligation efficiency pattern.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Elimination of Ligation Dependent Artifacts in T4 RNA Ligase to Achieve High Efficiency and Low Bias MicroRNA Capture

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094619

    Figure Lengend Snippet: MicroRNA capture was performed with 4 different ligases using the vendor recommended protocols to compare capture efficiency across 20 different microRNA. The ligation products were analyzed by 15% denaturing urea-PAGE. Capture efficiency was determined by performing a Cy3 scan and comparing the intensities of the ∼40 nt captured microRNA band versus the ∼20 nt free microRNA band. T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated (T4 Rnl2 T) had high average capture efficiency and low bias but many randomly sized background products. The point mutant enzymes T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated K227Q (T4 Rnl2 TK) and T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated KQ (T4 Rnl2 TKQ) had decreased side product formation but also lower average capture efficiency and higher bias. Thermostable 5′ App DNA/RNA Ligase (Mth Rnl), which was performed at 65°C instead of 25°C, had similar average capture efficiency and bias but with distinct ligation efficiency pattern.

    Article Snippet: In the experiments where different ligases were investigated, T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated, T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated R55K K227Q, and Thermostable 5′ App DNA/RNA Ligase were all obtained from New England Biolabs.

    Techniques: Ligation, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Mutagenesis

    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

    Schematic illustration of microRNA capture by 3′ adapter ligation. The 19 nt, enzymatically pre-adenlyated adapter is ligated to the 3′ OH of microRNA using T4 RNA ligase 2. The reaction is run at 25°C for 4 hours in the absence of ATP. In order to characterize capture efficiency, the microRNA is end labeled with Cy3. The 3′ end of the adapter is blocked by –ddC, a fluorophore, or other moiety to prevent the formation of concatemers and circularized products.

    Journal: PLoS ONE

    Article Title: Elimination of Ligation Dependent Artifacts in T4 RNA Ligase to Achieve High Efficiency and Low Bias MicroRNA Capture

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094619

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Schematic illustration of microRNA capture by 3′ adapter ligation. The 19 nt, enzymatically pre-adenlyated adapter is ligated to the 3′ OH of microRNA using T4 RNA ligase 2. The reaction is run at 25°C for 4 hours in the absence of ATP. In order to characterize capture efficiency, the microRNA is end labeled with Cy3. The 3′ end of the adapter is blocked by –ddC, a fluorophore, or other moiety to prevent the formation of concatemers and circularized products.

    Article Snippet: Unless otherwise indicated, ligation was performed by mixing 1.25 µL of 2 µM adenylated adapter, 1 µL of T4 RNA Ligase buffer (New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA), 5 µL of 50% PEG8000, 1 µL of synthetic target, 0.5 µL of total RNA, 1 µL of T4 RNA Ligase 2 truncated K227Q (New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA) and water into a 20 µL reaction volume.

    Techniques: Ligation, Labeling

    Scheme of the splinted-ligation method in bRNA construction. In this method, a 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-guanosine (G)-nucleoside in an RNA strand containing the 5΄-segment and 2΄-arm (precursor 1) is transformed into a branchpoint nucleotide by ligation to an RNA strand representing the 3΄-arm (precursor 2). To do so, the two precursors are hybridized partially to a complementary RNA bridge. In this way, the 5΄-phosphate of precursor 2 is brought close to the free 3΄-hydroxyl of the 2΄-5΄ linked nucleoside of precursor 1. The two oligonucleotides are then joined by T4 RNA Ligase 2. Red, blue, and pink symbols ‘w’ represent RNA; the black line represents DNA. The 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-G-nucleoside in precursor 1 at nucleotide (nt) position 37 is highlighted. Nucleic acids downstream of a 2΄-5΄ linkage are plotted vertically in linear and branched oligonucleotides.

    Journal: Nucleic Acids Research

    Article Title: Arm-specific cleavage and mutation during reverse transcription of 2΄,5΄-branched RNA by Moloney murine leukemia virus reverse transcriptase

    doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx073

    Figure Lengend Snippet: Scheme of the splinted-ligation method in bRNA construction. In this method, a 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-guanosine (G)-nucleoside in an RNA strand containing the 5΄-segment and 2΄-arm (precursor 1) is transformed into a branchpoint nucleotide by ligation to an RNA strand representing the 3΄-arm (precursor 2). To do so, the two precursors are hybridized partially to a complementary RNA bridge. In this way, the 5΄-phosphate of precursor 2 is brought close to the free 3΄-hydroxyl of the 2΄-5΄ linked nucleoside of precursor 1. The two oligonucleotides are then joined by T4 RNA Ligase 2. Red, blue, and pink symbols ‘w’ represent RNA; the black line represents DNA. The 2΄-5΄ linked ribo-G-nucleoside in precursor 1 at nucleotide (nt) position 37 is highlighted. Nucleic acids downstream of a 2΄-5΄ linkage are plotted vertically in linear and branched oligonucleotides.

    Article Snippet: The ligation reaction was performed in 20 μl containing 1× T4 Rnl2 reaction buffer (NEB), 12.5% (w/v) polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000 or PEG 4000 and 5 units of T4 RNA Ligase 2 (NEB).

    Techniques: Ligation, Transformation Assay