polyA tail for in vitro translation

Gail Otulakowski gotulak at sickkids.ca
Wed Mar 7 11:33:14 EST 2001

How important is the polyA tail for mRNA to be translated in a rabbit
reticulocyte lysate?  I have cDNA which includes entire ORF, but do I need
to clone out entire 3'UTR and polyA tail for efficient in vitro
transcription/translation?  The goal of the experiment is to compare the
efficiency of translation from mRNAs with differing 5'UTRs (the gene uses
alternative promoters and splicing in 5'UTR region).

Gail Otulakowski, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Lung Biology
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8
email:gotulak at sickkids.on.ca


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