Effect of PEG 8000 on ligase intermolecular strand-joining activity. Strand-joining reactions were carried out with 10 pmol 5'-adenylated 17-mer DNA, 5 pmol 31-mer 5'-FAM-labeled RNA acceptor, ligase (13.8 pmol), and varying amounts of PEG 8000 for 1 hour at 25°C to assess the effect of PEG on ligation efficiency. Ligation efficiency was determined by resolving the material in the reactions on denaturing 15% acrylamide gels and quantifying the amount of ligation product versus input nucleic acid. Rnl2tr = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated, Rnl2tr + MBP = T4 RNA ligase 2 truncated attached to an N-terminal maltose binding protein tag. All mutations indicated are substitutions in T4 Rnl2tr + MBP. Data are shown as the mean +/- SEM of at least three independent experiments.
Viollet et al. BMC Biotechnology 2011 11:72 doi:10.1186/1472-6750-11-72