Due to specific binding of the inhibitor, Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp DNA Polymerase is provided in an inactive form. This reagent provides an automatic “hot start” for use in PCR (1,2). Hot starts are typically used in PCR to increase sensitivity, specificity and yield while allowing assembly of reactions at ambient temperatures. The extra time, effort, and contamination risks associated with manual hot start procedures are addressed with the use of Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp DNA Polymerase. The activity of Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp DNA Polymerase is blocked at ambient temperatures but is regained after the denaturation step in PCR cycling at 94°C.
Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp DNA Polymerase 11448-024
10X PCR Buffer, Minus Mg Y02028
50 mM Magnesium Chloride Y02016
20 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), 40 mM NaCl, 2 mM Sodium Phosphate, 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mM DTT, stabilizers, 50% (v/v) glycerol
10X PCR Buffer
200 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.4), 500 mM KCl
One Tsp unit of Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp DNA Polymerase has been functionally determined to be equivalent to one unit of Taq DNA Polymerase in amplification of dinucleotide repeats using standard Taq reaction conditions. One Tsp unit approximates 2.5 activity units. An activity unit incorporates 10 nmol of deoxyribonucleotide into acid-precipitable material in 30 min at 74°C under optimized reaction conditions.
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- Add the following components to the PCR reaction tube:
Component Volume Final Concentration 10X PCR Buffer, Minus Mg 1.5 μl 1X 10 mM dNTP mixture 0.3 μl 0.2 mM each 50 mM MgCl2 0.45 μl 1.5 mM Primer mix (5 μM each) 1 μl 0.33 μM each Template DNA as required 50 ng Platinum® GenoTYPE Tsp
0.12 μl 0.6 units Autoclaved, distilled water to 15 μl Not applicable
If desired, a master mix can be prepared for multiple reactions, to minimize reagent loss and to enable accurate pipetting.
- Perform 30 cycles of PCR amplification as follows:
94°C for 1-2 min (if desired)
Denature 94°C for 30 s Anneal 55°C for 30 s Extend 72°C for 1 min for 10 cycles Denature 89°C for 30 s Anneal 55°C for 30 s Extend 72°C for 1 min for 20 cycles Final extension 72°C for 10 min (if desired)
- Maintain the reaction at 4°C after cycling. The samples can be stored at -20°C until use..
- Analyze the amplification products by electrophoresis. Use appropriate molecular weight standards to determine the size of the products.
- Chou, Q., et al. (1992) Nucl. Acids Res., 20, 1717.
- Sharkey, D.J., et al. (1994) BioTechnology, 12, 506.