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Manta 1.0 DNA Polymerase (Low Concentration)

Product Description

Manta 1.0 DNA Polymerase (exo-) is a thermophilic DNA polymerase deficient in both proofreading (3′→ 5′) and nick-translation (5′→ 3′) nuclease activities. The protein was originally characterized and its crystal structure solved by Lorena Beese (1).

Source of Protein
A recombinant E. coli strain carrying the Manta 1.0 DNA Polymerase (exo-) polymerase gene.

Supplied in
10 mM Tris-HCl
50 mM KCl
1.0 mM DTT
0.1 mM EDTA
0.1% Triton X-100
50% glycerol
pH 7.5 @ 25°C

Supplied With
B7140 (10X PCR Buffer II)

10X PCR Buffer ll (B7140):
200 mM Tris-HCl
100 mM (NH4)2SO4
100 mM KCl
20 mM MgSO4
1.0% Triton X-100
pH 8.8 @ 25°C

Unit Definition
1 unit is defined as the amount of polymerase required to convert 10 nmol of dNTPs into acid insoluble material in 30 minutes at 65°C.

Quality Control Analysis

Unit Characterization Assay
Unit activity was measured using a 2-fold serial dilution method. Dilutions of enzyme batch were made in 1X reaction buffer and added to 50 µL reactions containing Calf Thymus DNA, 1X PCR Buffer II, 3H-dTTP and 100 µM dNTPs. Reactions were incubated 10 minutes at 65°C, plunged on ice, and analyzed using the method of Sambrook and Russell (Molecular Cloning, v3, 2001, pp. A8.25-A8.26)

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 52,770 and molecular weight of 66,215 Daltons.

SDS-Page (Physical Purity Assessment)
2.0 µL of concentrated 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

Single-Stranded Exonuclease Activity
A 50 µL reaction containing 10,000 cpm of a radiolabeled single-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C resulted in less than 5.0% release of TCA-soluble counts.

Double-Stranded Exonuclease Activity
A 50 µL reaction containing 5,000 cpm of a radiolabeled double-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µL of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C resulted in less than 1.0% release of TCA-soluble counts.

Double-Stranded Endonuclease Activity
A 50 µL reaction containing 0.5 µg of pBR322 DNA and 5 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

Manta 1.0 DNA Polymerase (Low Concentration)
Part NumberP7140-LC-L
Concentration40,000 U/ml
Unit Size100,000 U
SDS Available on request

Product Specification*

Storage Temperature-25 to -15°C
Test Specification
Purity (SDS-PAGE)>99%
Specific Activity400,000 U/mg
SS Exonuclease4000 U <5.0% released
DS Exonuclease4000 U <1.0% released
DS Endonuclease4000 U = no conversion
E.coli DNA Contamination4000 U <10 copies

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


Specific activity measured under above conditions is approximately 3X higher than cited by Beese et al. when using activated calf thymus DNA as a substrate.


  1. Kiefer, et al. Structure 15 January 1997. 5, 95-108.

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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