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    New England Biolabs t4 rna ligase 2 truncated k227q mutant
    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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    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

    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: 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, Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Mutagenesis

    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