Domus v.2 MuA Transposase (in vitro Manipulator) is a hyperactive MuA transposase variant (1). It has a superior performance even in the most demanding in vitro applications, with a reaction time of only 10 minutes. When v.2 MuA Transposase is incubated in vitro with Mu transposon, stable transpososomes are formed. Under reaction conditions with Mg2+, the transpososome becomes activated and executes transposon integration into the target DNA. Transposons can contain any DNA (e.g. selectable markers or other genetic elements), between MuA binding sites at both ends.
v.2 MuA Transposase (in vitro Manipulator)
- In vitro insertion of Mu transposon into linear DNA or plasmids
- In vitro insertion of Mu transposon into large genomic clones (e.g. BACs, YACs)
- Hyperactive (1)
- Short reaction time, only 1-10 minutes (1)
- Simple in vitro reaction, with only transposon DNA, target DNA, v.2 MuA Transposase and a simple reaction buffer (2, 3)
- Nearly random insertion profile (4, 5)
Scheme for in vitro transposition integration. A tetramer of MuA transposase and Mu transposon ends assemble into a stable transpososome. Under reaction conditions with Mg2+, the transpososome becomes activated and executes transposon integration into the target DNA.
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5. Mizuuchi M, Mizuuchi K (1993) Target site selection in transposition of phage Mu. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 58:515-523
v.2 MuA Transposase (in vitro Manipulator) is covered by International Patent No. WO 2014/013127 Al
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