T4 DNA Ligase: Oligo to Sticky End
Keith.Rand at molsci.csiro.au
Wed Nov 26 19:56:22 EST 1997
In article <65e15m$leb$1 at nargun.cc.uq.edu.au>, Paul R. Rohde
<P.Rohde at mailbox.uq.edu.au> wrote:
> T4 DNA Ligase joins blunt ended or cohesive-ended double stranded
> molecules but does not join single stranded molecules.
> My question: Will T4 DNA Ligase join to a four base sticky end,a
> complementary oligonucleotide? Yes, the oligo is single stranded,
> but the actual ligation site (or nick) is actually double stranded.
> This should work shouldn't it? The oligo has been kinased to the 5'
> (Oligo Capitals, ds Sticky End DNA lower case)
Yes, this should work. There is a paper somewhere that describes how you
can use short oligos to join 5' overhangs to 3' overhangs. If nobody else
replies and comes up with a suitable reference, and if you are interested
in looking at the paper, let me know and I'll search for it.
Keith Rand, Sydney Australia
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