Enrichment of SMARTer ThruPLEX libraries with Agilent SureSelect platforms is easily performed. The chart below details the reagents necessary for this SureSelectQXT protocol. The module marked in red is not required when integrating with SMARTer ThruPLEX kits. This target enrichment protocol is compatible with all SMARTer ThruPLEX DNA-Seq, SMARTer ThruPLEX Plasma-Seq, and SMARTer ThruPLEX Tag-seq kits.
Integration of SureSelectQXT with SMARTer ThruPLEX kits
Illumina P5 and P7 primers
IDT xGen Universal Blocking Oligos (TS HT-i5 and TS HT-i7)
Agilent Herculase II Fusion DNA Polymerase
Agilent Cat. # 600677, 600679 (with dNTPs)
SureSelectQXT Library Prep Kit, ILM, Box #2
Replace with a SMARTer ThruPLEX kit.
Agilent SureSelectQXT Reagent Kit
SureSelectQXT Target Enrichment Kit, ILM (Hyb module, Box #1)
The following reagent is not used: SureSelectQXT Stop Solution
SureSelectQXT Target Enrichment Kit, ILM (Hyb module, Box # 2)
The following reagent is not used: SureSelectQXT Primer Mix
A SMARTer ThruPLEX library preparation kit (choose from the SMARTer ThruPLEX DNA-Seq kits, SMARTer ThruPLEX Plasma-Seq kits, and SMARTer ThruPLEX Tag-seq kits listed in the Related Products section at the bottom of this page)
SureSelectQXT reagents: Refer to the "Required Reagents" section of the Agilent SureSelectQXT protocol.
NOTE: The following item may be required for the post-capture amplification step: Herculase II Fusion DNA Polymerase with dNTPs (Agilent Technologies, Cat. # 600677 or 600679)
As specified in the "Required Equipment" section of the Agilent SureSelectQXT protocol.
NOTE: When integrating SMARTer ThruPLEX kits with the SureSelectQXT library capture system, all components of the SureSelectQXT Reagent Kit are used except the following:
SureSelectQXT Enzyme Mix ILM
SureSelectQXT Read Primer 1
SureSelectQXT Read Primer 2
SureSelectQXT Index Read Primer
SureSelectQXT P7 dual indexing primers
SureSelectQXT P5 dual indexing primers
SureSelectQXT Stop Solution
SureSelectQXT Primer Mix
Contact Agilent to order a SureSelectQXT Reagent Kit without the SureSelectQXT Library Prep Kit ILM, Box 2.
SMARTer ThruPLEX library preparation
Prepare SMARTer ThruPLEX libraries according to the SMARTer ThruPLEX DNA-Seq, Plasma-Seq, or Tag-seq kit user manual.
Perform library purification using AMPure XP beads as described in the appropriate SMARTer ThruPLEX user manual.
CAUTION: For the final elution, DNA must be eluted by resuspending the beads in 30 µl of PCR grade water, not TE buffer.
SMARTer ThruPLEX library capture
Resuspend xGen Universal Blocking Oligos to 1 µl per reaction (or 1 nmol/µl) in nuclease-free water.
Using a narrow gauge needle, poke hole(s) in the lid of each tube containing a SMARTer ThruPLEX library to be used for capture.
Concentrate the SMARTer ThruPLEX library using a vacuum concentrator held at ≤45°C to reduce the volume in the tube to <10 µl. Do not completely dry the mixture.
Bring the volume to 10 µl with nuclease-free water.
To each resuspended library add:
1 µl xGen Universal Blocking Oligo - TS HT-i5
1 µl xGen Universal Blocking Oligo - TS HT-i7
Follow procedures in the Agilent SureSelectQXT Protocol starting at Chapter 3, Step 2 through the end of Chapter 4, Step 5 with the following modification: At Chapter 4, Step 1. Amplify the Captured Libraries, modify the Post-Capture PCR Reaction Mix to the following:
Volume per rxn
5x Herculase Rxn Buffer
Herculase II Fusion DNA Polymerase
100 mM dNTP Mix
10 µM Illumina P5 Primer
10 µM Illumina P7 Primer
The SMARTer ThruPLEX libraries are already indexed, so do not use the SureSelectQXT indexing primers.
NOTE: This protocol was developed using the SureSelectXT Human All Exon v5 Capture Library.