Micrococcal Nuclease is an endonuclease that preferentially digests single-stranded DNA or RNA, especially at AT- or AU-rich regions. The enzyme will also digest double-stranded DNA or RNA, making it an essential component of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays. Micrococcal Nuclease digests 5'-phosphodiester bonds of DNA and RNA, yielding 3'-phosphate mononucleotides and oligonucleotides. This enzyme requires Ca2+ as a cofactor for its activity and is completely inactivitated by EDTA or EGTA.
- Digestion of nucleotides included in crude cell extract
- Digestion of chromatin for nucleosome preparation
- Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
10X Micrococcal Nuclease [200 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), 50 mM NaCl, 25 mM CaCl2]
50 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), 10 mM 2-mercaptoethanol, 50 mM NaCl, 50% glycerol
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