USER (Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent) Enzyme (1) generates a single nucleotide gap at the location of a uracil residue.
Applications of USER include:
- Directional RNA Seq
- NEBNext adaptor cleavage
- USER cloning
USER (Uracil-Specific Excision Reagent) Enzyme (1) generates a single nucleotide gap at the location of a uracil. USER Enzyme is a mixture of Uracil DNA glycosylase (UDG) and the DNA glycosylase-lyase Endonuclease VIII. UDG catalyses the excision of a uracil base, forming an abasic (apyrimidinic) site while leaving the phosphodiester backbone intact (2,3). The lyase activity of Endonuclease VIII breaks the phosphodiester backbone at the 3´ and 5´ sides of the abasic site so that base-free deoxyribose is released (4,5).
To help select the best DNA assembly method for your needs, please use our Synthetic Biology/DNA Assembly Selection Chart.
Product SourceThe two component proteins are purified separately from E. coli K-12 strains containing plasmids encoding Endonuclease VIII and Uracil-DNA Glycosylase.
The following reagents are supplied with this product:
Store at (°C) Concentration CutSmart® Buffer -20 10X
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