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  • End-labeling Protocol

    Introduction

    5´ overhangs can be end-labeled radioactively with T4 Polynucleotide Kinase (PNK) , or filled in using the Klenow fragment with labeled dNTPs:
    -1 µl T4 PNK
    -1 µl 32P ATP (3,000 Ci/mmol, 5 mCi/ml)
    -2 µl T4 PNK Reaction Buffer (10X)
    -1 or 2 µl DNA ladder (1 µg)

    Protocol

    1. Add distilled water to a reaction volume of 20 µl.
    2. Incubate for 30 minutes at 37°C.
    3. Run the samples for 50 to 60 minutes at 100V in TBE buffer in a 4-20% acrylamide gel (10 cm x 10 cm). A 20 minutes exposure gives very readable signals. The signal strength is about twice that signal when ADP is added to 100 µM.