Adding linkers to a vector

Michael Benedik bchs1b at Elroy.UH.EDU
Fri May 7 13:32:46 EST 1993

In article <2147 at>, bawagan at (Hinayana Bawagan) writes:
>Here's the purpose:  I have a vector in w/c the RE site used to linearize 
>it for transcription is found in my insert.  Had trouble doing partial 
>digestion.  So I want to remove that site and put in a linker in w/c
>the RE site is not found in my vector nor insert.
>Here's the procedure:
>1.  Linearize the vector at Spe I site.
>2.  Fill in w/ Klenow to produce blunt ends.
>3.  Dephosphorylate the vector w/ CIAP.
>4.  Ligation of deP vector and Pac I linkers.
>5.  Digestion w/ Pac I RE to remove the concatemers and
>    leave sticky Pac I ends.
>6.  Circularization of the modified vector.
>7.  Transformation.
>At each step, phenol/CHCl3 extraction and Etol precipitation was done.
>Can't do it.
>Please help.  Any advice will be useful and appreciated.

Did you phosphorylate your linkers??? If you didn't then both your vector and
your linkers don't have a terminal phosphate and you won't get any ligation

If it still doesn't work, then kinase your linkers with some gamma-P32 and
then ligate to your vector. You should be able to run a gel and see some
counts ligated to the vector band after autoradiography. Using labelled linkers
you can troubleshoot your different steps in the procedure.

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