Terminal transferase (TdT) is a template independent polymerase that catalyzes the addition of deoxynucleotides to the 3' hydroxyl terminus of DNA molecules. Protruding, recessed or blunt-ended double or single-stranded DNA molecules serve as a substrate for TdT. The 58.3 kDa enzyme does not have 5' or 3' exonuclease activity. The addition of Co2+ in the reaction makes tailing more efficient.
The enzyme is available in 500 and 2,500 unit sizes at a concentration of 20 U/µL. The enzyme is supplied with a 10× Reaction Buffer and 2.5 mM CoCl2.
- Addition of homopolymer tails to the 3´ ends of DNA.
- Labeling the 3´ ends of DNA with modified nucleotides (e.g., ddNTP, DIG-dUTP).
- TUNEL asay (in situ localization of apoptosis).
- TdT dependent PCR.
- Storage Buffer: 50 mM potassium phosphate (pH 6.4), 100 mM NaCl, 1 mM DTT, 0.1% Triton X-100, and 50% (v/v) glycerol.
- Unit Definition: One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme catalyzing the incorporation of 1 nmol dATP into acid-insoluble material in a total reaction volume of 1 ml in 1 hour at 37°C using d(A)18 as a primer.
- Unit Assay Conditions: 1X Reaction Buffer, 0.72 μM d(A)18, 0.2 mM dATP and 1.0 μCi [3H]- dATP in a 50 μl total reaction volume.
- iQuant™ dsDNA HS Assay Kit
- iQuant™ dsDNA BR Assay Kit
- iQuant™ ssDNA Assay Kit
- iQuant™ RNA HS Assay Kit
- iQuant™ RNA BR Assay Kit
- iQuant™ NGS-HS dsDNA Assay Kit