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Lambda Exonuclease

Product Description

Lambda Exonuclease is a highly processive 5′→3′ double-stranded exonuclease that degrades one strand of the duplex. Lambda exonuclease can initiate at blunt DNA or DNA containing 3′ single-stranded overhangs. Lambda Exonuclease has greatly reduced activity on non-phosphorylated DNA, single-stranded DNA and DNA having protruding 5′ single-stranded termini. Lambda exonuclease will not initiate at a nick or gap.

Source of Protein
Purified from a strain of E. coli that overexpresses the exonuclease gene from bacteriophage Lambda.

Supplied in
25 mM Tris-HCl
50 mM NaCl
1.0 mM DTT
0.1 mM EDTA
50% Glycerol
pH 7.5 @ 25°C

Supplied With
B8030 (10X Lambda Exo Reaction Buffer)

10X Lambda Exo Reaction Buffer (B8030)
670 mM Glycine
25 mM MgCl2
pH 9.4 @ 25°C

Unit Definition
One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme required to produce 10 nmol of acid-soluble deoxyribonucleotide from double-stranded substrate in 30 minutes at 37°C.

Quality Control Analysis

Unit Characterization Assay
Unit activity was measured using a 2-fold serial dilution method. Dilutions of enzyme were made in 1X reaction buffer and added to 50 µL reactions containing a 1.1 kb tritiated DNA fragment, and 1X Lambda Exo Reaction Buffer. Reactions were incubated 10 minutes at 37°C, plunged on ice, and analyzed using a TCA-precipitation method.

Protein Concentration (OD280) Measurement
A 2.0 µL sample of enzyme was analyzed at OD280 using a Nanodrop ND-1000 spectrophotometer standardized using a 2.0 mg/ml BSA sample (Pierce Cat #23209) and blanked with product storage solution. The observed average measurement of 3 replicate samples was converted to mg/mL using an extinction coefficient of 45,660 and molecular weight of 25,909 Daltons.

SDS-Page (Physical Purity Assessment)
2.0 µL of enzyme solution was loaded on a denaturing 4-20% Tris-Glycine SDS-PAGE gel flanked by a broad-range MW marker and 2.0 µL of a 1:100 dilution of the sample. Following electrophoresis, the gel was stained and the samples compared to determine physical purity. The acceptance criteria for this test requires that the aggregate mass of contaminant bands in the concentrated sample do not exceed the mass of the protein of interest band in the dilute sample, confirming greater than 99% purity of the concentrated sample.

Contamination Tests

Double-Stranded Endonuclease Activity
A 50 µL reaction containing 0.5 µg of pBR322 DNA and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C resulted in no visually discernible conversion to nicked circular DNA as determined by agarose gel electrophoresis.

E.coli 16S rDNA Contamination Test
Replicate 5 µL samples of enzyme solution were 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. The acceptance criterion for the test is the threshold cycle count (Ct) produced by the average of 3 replicate no template control samples. Based on the correlation between the no template control Ct values, and standard curve data, the detection limit of this assay is <10 copies genome/sample.

Product Information

Lambda Exonuclease
Part NumberX8030L
Price$363
Concentration5,000 U/ml
Unit Size10,000 U
SDS Available on request

Product Specification*

Storage Temperature-25 to -15°C
Test Specification
Purity (SDS-PAGE)>99%
Specific Activity80,000 U/mg
DS Endonuclease1500 U = No conversion
E.coli DNA Contamination1500 U <10 copies

* For a detailed summary of assay conditions and data, refer to the Quality Controls Analysis section.

References

  1. Ausubel, F. M.,et al. (1987) Current Protocols in Molecular Biology (John Wiley and Sons, Inc.)
  2. Little, J.W. (1981) Gene Amp. Anal., 2, 135-145

Limitations of Use
This product was developed, manufactured, and sold for in vitro use only. The product is not suitable for administration to humans or animals. MSDS sheets relevant to this product are available upon request.

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