Technical Data
DNA Polymerase T4, Exo-Minus
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Catalyzes 5=>3 synthesis of DNA. Enzyme has 3=>5 exonuclease activity but lacks 5=>3 exonuclease activity. T4 DNA polymerase possessing 3'=>5' exonuclease activity exhibits greater activity on single-stranded DNA than on double-stranded DNA.

E. coli with a cloned gene43 of bacteriophage T4.

Blunting of DNA ends: fill-in 5'-overhangs or/and removal of 3'-overhangs, see protocol
Blunting of PCR products with 3-dA overhangs.
Synthesis of labeled DNA probes by the replacement reaction.
Oligonucleotide-directed site-specific mutagenesis.
Ligation-independent cloning of PCR products.

5X Reaction Buffer:
D3943-05: DNA Polymerase T4 Buffer, 5X: Supplied as a liquid in 335mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.8, 33mM magnesium chloride, 5mM DTT, 84mM (NH4)2SO4.

Unit Definition:
One unit of T4 DNA Polymerase catalyzes the incorporation of 10nmoles of deoxyribonucleotides into a polynucleotide fraction (adsorbed on DE-81) in 30min at 37C.

Activity Assay:
Assayed in the following mixture: 67mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.8, 6.7mM MgCl2, 1mM DTT, 16.7mM (NH4)2SO4, 0.2mg/ml BSA, 0.033mM of each dNTP, 0.4mBq/ml [3H]-dTTP, 0.2mM heat-denatured and nuclease-digested calf thymus DNA.

Quality Control:
No conversion of covalently closed circular DNA to nicked DNA was detected after incubation of 10 units of T4 DNA Polymerase with 1ug of pUC19 DNA in 50ul reaction buffer for 4 hours at 37C.

Storage and Stability:
Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 6 months after receipt at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

Molecular Weight:
Source: E. coli with a cloned gene43 of bacteriophage T4.
Concentration: ~5u/ul
Form: Supplied as a liquid in 20mM potassium phosphate, pH 7.5, 200mM potassium chloride, 2mM DTT, 50% glycerol.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
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Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.