M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase (200 U/µL)

Catalog number:  28025013

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Reverse Transcription

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M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase is a recombinant DNA polymerase that synthesizes a complementary DNA strand from single-stranded RNA, DNA, or an RNA:DNA hybrid. Compared to AMV RT, Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus Reverse Transcriptase (M-MLV RT) lacks DNA endonuclease activity and has a lower RNase H activity. Features of this enzyme:

Thermostability—optimal activity at 37°C
Size of cDNA—M-MLV can be used to synthesize first-strand cDNA up to 7 kb
Applications—synthesis of first-strand cDNA, primer extension, sequencing dsDNA, cDNA libraries, and RT-PCR

Purified from E. coli expressing the pol gene of M-MLV on a plasmid

Performance and quality testing
SDS-PAGE purity; endodeoxyribonuclease, exodeoxyribonuclease, and ribonuclease assays; and yield and length of cDNA product

Unit definition
One unit of M-MLV RT is the amount of enzyme required to incorporate 1 nmole of deoxyribonucleotide into acid-precipitable material in 10 min at 37°C using poly(A)oligo(dT)25 as template-primer.

Unit reaction conditions
50 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.3), 40 mM KCl, 6 mM MgCl2, 1 mM DTT, 0.5 mM [3H]dTTP, 0.1 mM poly(A), 0.1 mM oligo(dT)25, 0.1 mg/mL BSA, and enzyme in 50 µL for 10 min at 37°C.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Enzyme Function: RNA dependent DNA Polymerase
Includes: 1 × 200μL M-MLV RT (200U/μL); 1mL 5X First Strand Buffer [250mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.3), 375mM KCl, 15mM Magnesium Chloride]; 500μL 100mM DTT; 40,000 units
Optimal Reaction Temperature: 37° C
Quantity: 200 Reactions; 40,000 units
Reverse Transcriptase: M-MLV
Ribonuclease H Activity: Reduced
Sensitivity: Low
Shipping Condition: Wet Ice
Template: ssDNA, ssRNA, RNA-DNA Hybrid
Concentration: 200 U⁄µl
Format: Tube(s)
GC-Rich PCR Performance: Low
No. of Reactions: 200 reactions, 200 Reactions
No. of Tests: 200 Reactions
PCR Method: RT-PCR
Product Type Specs: M-MLV Reverse Transcriptase
Size (Final Product): 7 kb or less
Sufficient For: 200 Reactions
Volume: 200 μL

Contents & storage

• 1 × 200 µl M-MLV RT (200 U/µl)
• 1 ml 5X First Strand Buffer [250 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.3), 375 mM KCl, 15 mM Magnesium Chloride]
• 500 µl 100 mM DTT

Store at -20°C. Guaranteed stable for 6 months when properly stored.