Applied Biosystems™

Cells-to-CpG™ Bisulfite Conversion Kit

Catalog number:  4445555

 Related applications: Epigenetic Sequencing | Methylation Analysis | SOLiD® Next-Generation Sequencing

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The bisulfite method is the most commonly used technique for identifying specific methylation patterns within a DNA sample. It consists of treating DNA with bisulfite, which converts unmethylated cytosines to uracil but does not change methylated cytosines (Figure 1). Bisulfite conversion has been utilized in DNA methylation research for the last 20 years with few improvements to the technology until now. With thorough optimization, the Cells-to-CpG™ Bisulfite Conversion Kit provides a quick, streamlined method (Figure 2) for bisulfite conversion to reveal methylated cytosines in either loci-specific or genomewide analyses.

Sufficient materials are supplied in the Cells-to-CpG™ Bisulfite Conversion Kit (50) to perform bisulfite conversion of 50 samples.

Key product features:
• Flexible DNA conversion—validated solution for our platforms to minimize the need for optimization
• Quantitative reliability—confidence in results with available controls to easily monitor conversion rate
• Streamlined workflow—ability to start with various sample input types including cell, tissue, blood, and FFPE samples
• Efficient application—reduced time and labor through direct conversion of cytosines in samples without need for purifying genomic DNA

Complete DNA Conversion with Greater Flexibility
By including all of the components from direct sample conversion to purification, the Cells-to-CpG™ System provides a validated, flexible, simplified bisulfite conversion solution that is ideal for real-time PCR, CE, and next generation sequencing workflows. Choose a 50-reaction format or 2x96-plate format for more flexibility in performing your bisulfite conversion. Validated controls, including the Cells-to-CpG™ Bisulfite Conversion and Quantitation Control Kit as well as the Cells-to-CpG™ Methylated and Unmethylated Control Kit, are available to use through bisulfite conversion and amplification of the bisulfite-converted DNA.

Quantitatively Reliable Results
The Cells-To-CpG™ Bisulfite Conversion Kit is designed to provide quantitatively reliable results verified with available controls. DNA recovery after conversion correlates linearly to the input amount with no bias observed between non-methylated and methylated samples (Figure 3).

Streamlined Bisulfite Conversion Workflow with Efficient Application
Starting with cells, tissues, blood, FFPE samples, or purified DNA, directly lyse and denature sample for subsequent bisulfite conversion, desalting, and desulfonation. The protocol takes less than 3 hours, which is a significant reduction in time compared to other available methods that require at least 18 hours.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Product Line: Cells-to-CpG™
Product Size: 50 reactions
Sample Type (Specific): Blood, Cell Cultures, DNA (Genomic)
Starting Material (Cell #): Blood - 2.5 µl, Cultured cells - 5000 cells to 10^5 cells, Purified genomic DNA - 100 ng to 1 µg

Contents & storage

Store all kit components at room temperature.

Binding Buffer 1 × 50-rxn bottle
Binding Columns 50 columns
Conversion Buffer 2 × 1.5 mL
Conversion Reagent 5 × 10-rxn tubes
Denaturation Reagent 0.5mL
Desulfonation Reagent 1 × 50-rxn bottle
Elution Buffer 2×1mL
Elution Tubes 50 tubes
Lysis Enhancer 0.5mL
Wash Buffer 1 × 50-rxn bottle


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