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Tth RecA

 

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Catalog #
Size
Concentration
Price
H0200S
100 µg
1 mg/ml
Discontinued

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Description:

   


RecA is a DNA binding protein with DNA-dependent ATPase activity. It plays vital roles in homologous recombination and DNA repair in bacteria by catalyzing strand exchange at a homologous sequence between single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) (1). In the presence of ATP, the RecA protein first polymerizes on the single-stranded DNA to form a nucleoprotein filament. The nucleoprotein filament binds naked duplex DNA randomly searches for homology. Once a homologous region is found, the strands are exchanged.

Tth RecA is a RecA homolog isolated from Thermus thermophilus. It has a ssDNA-dependent ATPase activity at an optimal temperature between 65 to 75C.

The extreme thermostability makes Tth RecA ideal for molecular biology applications that require an elevated temperature condition, such as nucleic acid amplification and sequencing.

     
     

Source:

   


purified from an E. coli strain carrying a plasmid that overexpresses the recA gene from Thermus thermophilus.
     
     

Applications:

   


Visualization of DNA structures for electron microscopy (2)
Site-directed mutagenesis through D-loop (3,4)
Screening of DNA libraries using RecA-probe filaments (5,6)
Targeted cleavage of DNA (7)
Improvement of PCR specificity and yield (8)

     
     
     

Storage Conditions:

   


Concentration:

1mg/ml

Storage Buffer:
10 mM Tris-HCl
100 mM KCl
0.1 mM EDTA
1 mM DTT
0.1% Triton X-100
50% Glycerol
pH7.5 @ 25ºC

Storage Temperature:
-20ºC

     
   

Quality Control:

 


Quality Assurance Statement:

Tth RecA is purified free of contaminating endonucleases and exonucleases. Each lot is tested for single-strand, DNA-dependent ATPase activity and is visually determined to be > 95% pure on an SDS-polyacrylamide gel.

Exonuclease Activity:
Incubation of 20 g Tth RecA for 4 hours at 37°C in 50 µl reaction buffer containing 50 mM potassium acetate, 20 mM Tris-acetate, 10 mM magnesium acetate and 1 mM dithiothreitol, pH 7.9 @ 25°C, with 1 µg of a mixture of single and double-stranded [3H] E. coli DNA (200,000 cpm/µg) released < 0.05% of the total radioactivity.

Endonuclease Assay:
Incubation of 10 g Tth RecA for 4 hours at 37°C in 50 µl reaction buffer containing 50 mM potassium acetate, 20 mM Tris-acetate, 10 mM magnesium acetate and 1 mM dithiothreitol, pH 7.9 @ 25°C, with 1 µg ΦX174 RF I DNA gave < 5% conversion to RF II.

Nuclease Activity:
Incubation of 20 g Tth RecA for 16 hours at 37°C in 50 µl of reaction buffer containing 50 mM potassium acetate, 20 mM Tris-acetate, 10 mM magnesium acetate and 1 mM dithiothreitol, pH 7.9 @ 25°C, with 1 µg λ DNA yielded a clear and sharp band on an agarose gel.

     
   

References:

 


  1. Radding, C. M. (1991) J Biol Chem 266, 5355-8.
  2. Wasserman, S. A. & Cozzarelli, N. R. (1985) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 82, 1079-83.
  3. Biet, E., Maurisse, R., Dutreix, M. & Sun, J. (2001) Biochemistry 40, 1779-86.
  4. Shortle, D., Koshland, D., Weinstock, G. M. & Botstein, D. (1980) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 77, 5375-9.
  5. Rigas, B., Welcher, A. A., Ward, D. C. & Weissman, S. M. (1986) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 83, 9591-5.
  6. Honigberg, S. M., Rao, B. J. & Radding, C. M. (1986) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 83, 9586-90.
  7. Koob, M., Burkiewicz, A., Kur, J. & Szybalski, W. (1992) Nucleic Acids Res 20, 5831-6.
  8. Shigemori, Y., Mikawa, T., Shibata, T. & Oishi, M. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res 33, e126.

 
   
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