Linker Insertion

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Oligo Kinasing and Annealing

From Regis / Mike

1. Kinasing oligos

- Incubate 30 min at 37° C

  1. 10 µl oligo (50pmoles/Microliter)
  2. 5 µl h2O
  3. 2 µl 10x kinase buffer
  4. 2 µl mM rATP
  5. 1 µl polynucleotide kinase (NEB)
  6. 20 µl total

- Heat inactivate; 15 min at 70 °C

2. Anneal the oligos (totalvolume: 25 µl)

- Mix 10 µl of each oligo together (10+10) with:

  • 2.5 µl of 10X ligase buffer
  • 2.5 µl of H2O

Float tube in a small beaker of water. Heat the water to 100° for 2 min then slowly cool by placing the entire beaker on ice and waiting for ~30 min.

Or use PCR program 50drop on GenAmp PCR machine.

  • 94°C for 5’; 25x [(94°C for 20” + 72°C for 20”) – 2 degrees from the previous cycle].
  (i.e., except for the 1st, each cycle the temperature drops 2 degrees, in both steps)


  • The [adapter] is now 10 pmol/µl; Prepare diluted oligo (1:100 in H2O for 0.1 pmol/µl).

3. Restrict & gel purify the vector

- incubate for 1 to 2 hrs at 37°

  1. 2 µg of vector
  2. 0.5 µl of enzyme #1
  3. 0.5 µl of enzyme #2
  4. 2.5 µl of 20x BSA
  5. 5.0 µl of 10x buffer
  6. to 50 µl with sterile H2O
  • add 1 µl shrimp phosphatase (SAP) and 3 µl of SAP Buffer; incubate for 30 min at 37°C
  • ∆ inactivate(for temperature see NEB catalog); separate on 0.5 % agarose 1x TBE
  • cut out band using low power, high wavelength UV illumination
  • purify plasmid using a Gel extraction-purification kit from Amersham or Qiagen
  • elute with 30 µl of TE