- Digests double-stranded, single-stranded, circular and linear nucleic acids
- Degradation of nucleic acids present in protein preparation
- In vitro translation
- Reduction of viscosity of cell lysates during non-mechanical cell lysis preparation
- Chromatin structure analysis
- Rapid RNA sequencing
- ChIP analysis
Micrococcal nuclease is derived from Staphylococcus aureus and is a relatively non-specific endo-exonuclease. It is purified from a recombinant E. coli strain that digests double-stranded, single-stranded, circular and linear nucleic acids. The enzyme is active in the pH range of 7.0 - 10.0, with optimal activity at pH 9.2 for both RNA and DNA substrates. Cleavage preferences have been observed at sites rich in adenylate, deoxyadenylate or thymidylate (1). Both DNA and RNA are degraded to 3´ phosphomononucleotides and dinucleotides.
Micrococcal Nuclease works well with the SimpleChIP™ Enzymatic Chromatin IP Kit (Agarose Beads) #9002 from Cell Signaling Technology. Please follow the link to see product information and protocols on their website.
Product SourceAn E. coli strain containing a genetic fusion of the micrococcal nuclease gene (Gene ID: 3238436) and the gene coding for maltose binding protein, or MBP. The micrococcal nuclease is cleaved from the fusion protein and purified away from MBP.
The following reagents are supplied with this product:
Store at (°C) Concentration Micrococcal Nuclease Buffer -20 10 X Purified BSA -20
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