TaqIT DNA Polymerase

OEM by QIAGEN offers bulk manufacturing of TaqIT DNA Polymerase in custom formulations

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The TaqIT DNA Polymerase is intended for molecular biology applications. This product is not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.
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TaqIT DNA Polymerase (5000 U)

Cat. No. / ID: P7620L

5000 U (evaulation pack) of TaqIT DNA Polymerase (50,000 U/ml) and 10X TaqIT Reaction Buffer.

Features

  • Exonuclease deficient derivative of Taq DNA Polymerase
  • More thermostable and greater fidelity than full-length Taq DNA Polymerase

Product Details

TaqIT DNA Polymerase is an exonuclease deficient derivative of Taq DNA polymerase.

 

The enzyme is supplied in 20 mM Tris-HCl, 222 mM (NH4)2SO4, 10 mM β-mercaptoethanol, 0.1 mM EDTA, 0.1% Brij 58 and 50% glycerol; pH 8.6 at 25°C.


10X TaqIT Reaction Buffer (B7620) contains 500 mM Tris-HCl, 160 mM (NH4)2SO4, 35 mM MgCl2 and 0.25% Brij 58; pH 9.2 at 25⁰C.

 

Performance

Polymerase properties

  • Storage temperature: –25°C to –15°C
Test Units tested Specification
Purity n/a >99%
Specific activity n/a 42,000 U/mg
Single-stranded exonuclease 500 <1.0% released
Double-stranded exonuclease 500 <1.0% released
Double-stranded endonuclease 500 No conversion
E. coli DNA contamination 500 <10 copies

References
1. Barnes WM. (1992)The fidelity of Taq polymerase catalyzing PCR is improved by an N-terminal deletion. Gene 112:29.
2. Karantzeni, I., Ruiz, C., Liu, CC., Licata, V.J. (2003) Comparative thermal denaturation of Thermus aquaticus and Escherichia coli type 1 DNA polymerases. Biochem J. 374:785.

 

Principle

TaqIT DNA Polymerase is an exonuclease deficient derivative of Taq DNA polymerase. TaqIT DNA Polymerase lacks the first 280 amino acids of native Taq polymerase that contain the 5ʹ→3ʹ exonuclease domain. This deletion makes the TaqIT enzyme slightly more thermostable and has slightly greater fidelity than the full length Taq enzyme. Like Taq polymerase, TaqIT DNA Polymerase has no inherent 3ʹ→5ʹ exonuclease activity.

Source of recombinant enzyme protein
A recombinant E. coli strain carrying the TaqIT gene from the thermophilic organism Thermus aquaticus YT-1.

Unit definition:

One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that will incorporate 10 nmol of dNTP into acid-insoluble material in 30 minutes at 75°C.

Molecular weight: 62,407 Daltons

Procedure

Quality control analysis

Specific activity was measured using a twofold serial dilution method. Dilutions of enzyme were made in a reduced-glycerol (5%) containing TaqIT DNA Polymerase storage solution and added to 50 µl reactions containing calf thymus DNA, 25 mM TAPS (pH 9.3), 50 mM KCl, 1 mM DTT, 3H-dTTP and 100 µM dNTPs. Reactions were incubated 10 minutes at 75°C, placed on ice, and analyzed using the method of Sambrook and Russell (Molecular Cloning, v3, 2001, pp. A8.25-A8.26).

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 mass of the band 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 OEM by QIAGEN product is available for bulk purchase for the following commercial assay applications.

  • Longer PCR products than standard Taq polymerase
  • Genotpying