Nucleases

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  • Common Applications of Exonucleases and Endonucleases

    NEB provides a list of common applications for our exonucleases and endonucleases.

    Properties of Exonucleases and Endonucleases

    NEB supplies many nucleases; several characteristics should be considered when choosing the one best suited to your particular research needs.

    NEB offers a number of endonucleases and exonucleases that cleave DNA.

    Exonucleases catalyze the removal of nucleotides in either the 5’ to 3’ or the 3’ to 5’ direction from single or double stranded DNA. Endonucleases cleave DNA nonspecifically and can be used to generate blunt ends for ligation or to shorten duplex DNA.

    References

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    2. Vanecko, S. and laskowski, M. (1961) J. Biol. Chem. 236, 3312-3316. PMID: 13924728
    3. Cuatrecasas, S.F., and Anfinsen, C.B. (1967) J. Biol. Chem., 242, 1541-1547. PMID: 4290246

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