RACE-ready human cDNA: brain & CNS
Marathon-Ready cDNA—made from high-quality poly A+ RNA and ligated to the Marathon Adaptor—is ready for 5'- and 3'-RACE PCR (Chenchik et al. 1996). Marathon-Ready cDNA is a tissue-specific "pool" of premade double-stranded cDNA from which full-length transcript sequences can be amplified using gene-specific primers. It can also be used to study tissue-specific gene expression and to find polymorphic forms of mRNA, or mRNA belonging to a multigene family.
This Marathon-Ready cDNA is synthesized from premium RNA derived from brain and central nervous system tissues using a procedure optimized to produce full-length cDNA and to eliminate 3' heterogeneity (Chenchik et al. 1995; Borson et al. 1992). After synthesis, blunt ends are created and the Marathon Adaptor is ligated to both ends of the double-stranded cDNA.
- Adaptor-ligated and ready for RACE PCR
- Tissue-specific "pool" of double-stranded cDNA
- Obtain full-length cDNAs without ever constructing or screening a cDNA library
- Perfect template for Marathon cDNA Amplification
- Rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE)
- Study tissue-specific gene expression
- Discover polymorphic forms of mRNA
- Obtain full-length copies of published cDNAs
- Characterization of tissue-specific patterns of gene expression
For current source information, please refer to the Certificate of Analysis accompanying each Marathon-Ready cDNA.
Chenchik, A., et al. Full-length cDNA cloning and determination of mRNA 5′ and 3′ ends by amplification of adaptor-ligated cDNA. BioTechniques 21, 526–532 (1996).
Chenchik, A., Moqadam, F., Siebert, P. Marathon cDNA amplification: a new method for cloning full-length cDNAs Clontechniques 1, 5–8 (1995).
Borson, N. D., Salo W.L., Drewes, L.R. A lock-docking oligo(dT) primer for 5' and 3' RACE PCR. PCR Methods Appl. 2, 144–148 (1992).
Additional product information
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