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SuperScript™ III One-Step RT-PCR System with Platinum™ Taq DNA Polymerase

Catalog number:  12574026

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The SuperScript® III One-Step RT-PCR System with Platinum® Taq DNA Polymerase is designed for the sensitive, reproducible, end-point detection and analysis of RNA molecules by RT-PCR. Using this convenient one-step formulation, you can perform both cDNA synthesis and PCR amplification in a single tube using gene-specific primers, and target RNAs from either total RNA or mRNA. The system uses a mixture of SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase and Platinum® Taq DNA polymerase in an optimized reaction buffer, and it can detect a wide range of RNA targets, from 200 bp to 4.5 kb. The amount of starting material can range from 0.01 pg to 1 µg of total RNA. Key advantages of this kit:

Sensitive—routine detection down to 0.01 pg total RNA (see figure)
Convenience—one-step format for speed, convenience, and less reaction-to-reaction variability
Specificity—uses SuperScript® III RT for cDNA synthesis up to 55°C, for more specific priming with gene specific primers (see figure)
Amplicon size—compatible detection of targets up to 4.5 kb in length for greater flexibility

SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase
SuperScript® III Reverse Transcriptase is a version of M-MLV RT that has been engineered to reduce RNase H activity and provide increased thermal stability. The enzyme can synthesize cDNA at a temperature range of 45–60°C, providing increased specificity, higher yields of cDNA, and more full-length product than other reverse transcriptases. Because SuperScript® III RT is not significantly inhibited by ribosomal and transfer RNA, it can be used to synthesize cDNA from total RNA.

Platinum® Taq DNA polymerase
Platinum® Taq DNA polymerase is recombinant Taq DNA polymerase complexed with a proprietary antibody that blocks polymerase activity at ambient temperatures. Activity is restored after the denaturation step in PCR cycling at 94°C, providing an automatic 'hot start' in PCR for increased sensitivity, specificity, and yield.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Hot Start: Built-In Hot Start
Includes: 200μL SuperScript III RT/Platinum Taq Mix; 3 × 1mL 2X Reaction Mix (containing 0.4mM of each dNTP, 3.2mM MgSO4); 500μL 5mM Magnesium Sulfate
Primer Probe Compatibility: Unlabeled Oligos
Product Line: Platinum®, SuperScript™
Quantity: 100 reactions
Reverse Transcriptase: SuperScript™ III
Sample Type: RNA
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice
Detection Method: Gel Electrophoresis
PCR Method: 1-Step RT-PCR
Polymerase: Platinum® Taq DNA Polymerase
Size (Final Product): 4.5 kb or less

Contents & storage

• 200 µL SuperScript® III RT/Platinum® Taq Mix
• 3 × 1 mL 2X Reaction Mix (containing 0.4 mM of each dNTP, 3.2 mM MgSO4)
• 500 µL 5 mM Magnesium Sulfate

Store all components at -30°C to -10°C.