Combi Taq DNA polymerase

Combi Taq DNA polymerase is a modification of Taq DNA polymerase Unis (Cat. No. T037-T039). The enzyme is supplemented with monoclonal antibody anti-Taq, which allows "hot-start" PCR. Furthermore, the polymerase is present at lower concentration (1 U/µl), which simplifies pipetting of the enzyme.

Cat.no. Name Package Price
C205 Combi Taq DNA polymerase 500 U € 115,04
C206 Combi Taq DNA polymerase 5x 500 U € 460,15
C207 Combi Taq DNA polymerase 10x 500 U € 805,27
C205a Combi Taq DNA polymerase + PCR dNTP mix 500 U + 100 µl € 133,06
C206a Combi Taq DNA polymerase + PCR dNTP mix 5x 500 U + 5x 100 µl € 532,22
C207a Combi Taq DNA polymerase + PCR dNTP mix 10x 500 U + 10x 100 µl € 931,39

Product description

Combi Taq DNA polymerase is a modification of Taq DNA polymerase Unis (Cat. No. T037-T039). The enzyme is supplemented with monoclonal antibody anti-Taq, which allows "hot-start" PCR. Furthermore, the polymerase is present at lower concentration (1 U/µl), which simplifies pipetting of the enzyme.

Hot start

  • This products contains monoclonal antibody anti-Taq, which binds specifically to Taq DNA polymerase and blocks its enzymatic activity until the first denaturation phase of PCR. At 94oC the antibody is irreversibly denatured and the activity of the polymerase is restored. This decreases formation of nonspecific DNA fragments during PCR.

Taq DNA polymerase

  • Taq DNA polymerase is a thermostable enzyme isolated from Thermus aquaticus. The enzyme catalyzes synthesis of complementary DNA strand in the 5’->3’ direction and also possesses a 5’->3’ exonuclease activity. During amplification of DNA fragments, Taq polymerase adds at 3’ end an adenosine overhang. This can be utilized for cloning of PCR-generated DNA fragments. Advantage of the enzyme is its high processivity (amplification of 1000 base pairs takes < 1 min). Disadvantage of the enzyme is that it lacks a 3’->5’ exonuclease proofreading activity and this accounts for high error rate [about 1 error to 105 - 106 base pairs (bps)]. The major usage of the enzyme is in diagnostic analysis  for amplification of DNA fragments up to 5000 bps.

Technical data

Components and packaging

  • Combi Taq DNA polymerase is supplied at a concentration 1 U/µl. Basic packaging contains 1 tube with 500 U/500 µl (C205), 5 tubes with 500 U/500 µl (C206) or 10 tubes with 500 U/500 µl (C207).
  • Each tube of Combi Taq DNA polymerase is accompanied by a tube with 10x concentrated react buffer with MgCl2 (1.5 ml). If different concentration of MgCl2 is required, a tube with 10x concentrated reaction buffer without MgCl2 (1.5 ml) and a tube with 25 mM MgCl2 (0.5 ml) should be ordered (Cat. No. T035).

Storage

  • At temperature -20oC ± 5°C. Material can be repeatedly defrosted.

Composition

  • Storage buffer: 20 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0 at 25oC), 100 mM KCl, 0.02 mM EDTA, 0.2 mM DTT, 0.1% Nonidet P-40, 0.1% Tween 20, 50% glycerol.
  • 10x reaction buffer: 100 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.8 (at 25oC), 500 mM KCl, 1% Triton X-100, 15 mM MgCl2.

Activity

  • One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme, which catalyzes incorporation of 10 nmol dNTPs within 30 min at 72oC into trichloracetic acid precipitable material. Reaction conditions are as follow: 10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.8 at 25oC), 50 mM KCl, 0.1% Triton X-100, 1.5 mM MgCl2, 200 µM dATP, dCTP, dGTP and [α-32P]dTTP, 50 µg/ml denatured cDNA, 0.5 µM primer and 0.2 – 0.5 U of enzyme in the volume of 50 µl.

Purity and quality control

  • Purity of Combi Taq DNA polymerase is tested by SDS-PAGE. Enzyme migrates as a major band of 94 kDa. Material is nuclease free.
  • Each batch of Combi Taq DNA polymerase is tested for its ability to amplify DNA fragment from mammalian genomic DNA by PCR. The results are verified by electrophoresis in agarose gel in the presence of ethidium bromide; only DNA band of the expected size is present.

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