RNA Analysis

RNA Analysis

RNA is a polynucleotide that is typically transcribed from a DNA template. Historically, its only known function was involvement in the translation of genetic information into proteins, either through encoding the sequence of the protein (messenger RNA; mRNA), bringing amino acids to the ribosome (transfer RNA; tRNA), or by being a component of the ribosome translational machinery (ribosomal RNA; rRNA). Recently, technological advances and innovative research in the field of RNA analysis, have led to the discovery of many new classes of small and large non-coding RNAs with novel regulatory functions. These findings have helped usher in a renaissance of RNA-focused research in biology.

RNA Analysis includes these areas of focus:

RNA Cloning
RNA Characterization & Modification
RNA Structural Analysis
RNA Probe Generation
RNA Expression Analysis
RNA Processing & Analysis
RNA Library Prep for NGS
RNA Detection & Isolation
cDNA Synthesis & RT-PCR
In vitro Synthesis & Processing
Reverse Transcription

Protocols for RNA Analysis

RNA Reagents Overview

Reagents for RNA Sample Preparation

NEB offers a wide variety of reagents to facilitate front-end processing of RNA for downstream applications including next-generation sequencing, library construction and microarrays.

RNA Polymerase Selection Chart

NEB offers RNA polymerases that can be used for in vitro synthesis of RNA for a wide variety of downstream applications. Additional polymerases are offered for the generation of untemplated homoribopolymeric tails for reverse transcription or labeling.

RNA Ligase Selection Chart

NEB offers a variety of ligases for RNA research with unique specificities.

cDNA Synthesis Selection Chart

NEB offers several reagents for cDNA synthesis for use in applications including qPCR and qRT-PCR. For your convenience, reagents are available as kits or standalone products, depending on your needs.