Uracil-DNA Glycosylase catalyzes the hydrolysis of the N-glycosylic bond between the uracil and sugar, leaving an abasic site in uracil-containing single or double-stranded DNA. The enzyme shows no measurable activity on short oligonucleotides (<6 bases), or RNA substrates.
Source of Protein
A recombinant E. coli strain carrying the Uracil DNA Glycosylase gene from E. coli K-12.
10 mM Tris-HCl
50 mM NaCl
1 mM DTT
0.1 mM EDTA
pH 7.5 @ 25°C
B5010 (10X UDG Reaction Buffer)
10X UDG Reaction Buffer (B5010):
10 mM DTT
10 mM EDTA
pH 8.0 @ 25°C
1 unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that catalyzes the release of 1.8 nmol of Uracil in 30 minutes from double-stranded, tritiated, Uracil containing-DNA at 37°C in 1X UDG Reaction Buffer.
Unit Characterization Assay
Specific 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 3H-dUTP PCR product and 1X UDG Reaction Buffer. Reactions were incubated for 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 40,540 and molecular weight of 25,693 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.
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 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.
|Uracil DNA Glycosylase|
|Unit Size||10,000 U|
|SDS||Available on request|
|Storage Temperature||-25 to -15°C|
|Specific Activity||77,000 U/mg|
|SS Exonuclease||100 U <5.0% released|
|DS Exonuclease||100 U <1.0% released|
|DS Endonuclease||100 U = no conversion|
|E.coli DNA Contamination||100 U <10 copies|
* For a detailed summary of assay conditions and data, refer to the Quality Controls Analysis section.
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. SDS sheets relevant to this product are available upon request.
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