E. coli DNA Ligase

For cDNA cloning by replacement synthesis

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E. coli DNA Ligase (2500 U)

Cat. No. / ID:  L6090L

2500 U of E. coli DNA Ligase (10,000 U/mL) and 10x E. coli DNA Ligase Reaction Buffer
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The E. coli DNA Ligase is intended for molecular biology applications. This product is neither intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a disease, nor has it been validated for such use either alone or in combination with other products.
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Features

  • Ligates DNA at nicks and cohesive termini
  • Requires NAD+

 

Product Details

E. coli DNA ligase catalyzes the formation of phosphodiester bonds between an adjacent 5ʹ phosphate and a 3ʹ hydroxyl of DNA ends, requiring NAD+ and Mg2+ as cofactors. The ligation of blunt-ended DNA is extremely inefficient relative to cohesive DNA end ligation and nick sealing. 

This enzyme is supplied in 10 mM Tris-HCl, 50 mM KCl. 1 mM DTT, 0.1 mM EDTA and 50% glycerol; pH 7.5 at 25°C. 

The E. coli DNA Ligase Reaction Buffer with a concentration of 10x includes 300 mM Tris-HCl, 40 mM MgCl2, 260 µM NAD, 10 mM DTT, and 0.5 mg/mL BSA at pH 8.0 and a temperature of 25°C.

 

Performance

  • Storage temperature: –25°C to –15°C
  • Molecular weight: 73,606 Daltons
Test Units tested Specification
Purity n/a >99%
Specific activity n/a 20,000–28,880 U/mg
Single-stranded exonuclease 100 U <2% released
Double-stranded exonuclease 100 U <1% released
Double-stranded endonuclease 100 U No conversion
E. coli DNA contamination 50 U <10 copies

Reference 

Lehman I.R. (1974) Science 186, 790-797. 

 

Principle

The recombinant enzyme protein is produced by a plasmid containing the gene encoding E. coli DNA Ligase in E. coli

One unit is defined as the amount of E. coli DNA Ligase required to ligate 50% of 100 ng DNA fragments with cohesive termini in 30 minutes at 25°C.  

 

Procedure

Usage Instructions 

1. Set up the following nick sealing reaction mixture in a total volume of 20 µL: 

  • 2 µL 10x E. coli DNA Ligase Buffer (B6090)
  • Up to 5 µg of DNA
  • 1 µL (10 U) E. coli DNA Ligase (L6090L)
  • Nuclease-free water up to 20 µL

2. Incubate the reaction mixture at 16°C for 30 minutes.

3. Stop the reaction by heat inactivation at 65°C for 20 minutes. 

Quality Control 

Protein concentration is determined by OD280 absorbance. 

Physical purity is evaluated by SDS-PAGE of concentrated and diluted enzyme solutions followed by silver-stain detection. Purity is assessed by comparing the aggregate mass of contaminant bands in the concentrated sample to the band's mass corresponding to the protein of interest in the diluted sample. 

Single-stranded exonuclease is determined in a 50 µL reaction containing a radiolabeled single-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C. 

Double-stranded exonuclease activity is determined in a 50 µL reaction containing a radiolabeled double-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C. 

Double-stranded endonuclease activity is determined in a 50 µL reaction containing 0.5 µg of plasmid DNA and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C. 

E. coli contamination is evaluated using 5 µL replicate samples of enzyme solution that are denatured and screened in a TaqMan qPCR assay for the presence of contaminating E. coli genomic DNA using oligonucleotide primers corresponding to the 16S rRNA locus.

 

Applications

This product is available for molecular biology applications such as: 

  • cDNA cloning by replacement synthesis 

 

References

1. Lehman, I.R. (1974) Science, 186, 790-797.

 

Resources

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Safety Data Sheets (1)
Certificates of Analysis (1)