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#1 2015-02-04 10:58:25

hongrulin
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Procedure after DpnI digestion

Hi all,

Thanks this website for lots of technical assistance.

I'm managing to create a construct. Both insert and vector are about 5000bps. I know the efficiency may be low.
http://www.rf-cloning.org/rf_cloning_pr … 2e71bc32fb

Some basic question.

After DpnI digestion and inactivation I wonder if clean-up is needed before transformation?

How many DpnI-digested PCR reaction mix do you often use to transform to 100 µl competent cells?

Many thanks again!

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#2 2015-02-05 03:36:19

Steve Bond
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Re: Procedure after DpnI digestion

Hi Hongrulin,
I've found that cleanup is actually detrimental; you generally lose some material in the process.
I use 1 µl of DpnI digested PCR mix in 20 µl of comp cells, so you can safely scale up to 5 µl in your 100 µl of cells.
I'll be very interested to hear from you if this project works out okay. I've never tried anything quite like it before.
Best of luck,
-Steve

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#3 2015-02-05 03:54:56

hongrulin
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Re: Procedure after DpnI digestion

Steve Bond wrote:

Hi Hongrulin,
I've found that cleanup is actually detrimental; you generally lose some material in the process.
I use 1 µl of DpnI digested PCR mix in 20 µl of comp cells, so you can safely scale up to 5 µl in your 100 µl of cells.
I'll be very interested to hear from you if this project works out okay. I've never tried anything quite like it before.
Best of luck,
-Steve

Thanks for your kindly reply. I will update the progress.

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#4 2015-02-10 08:29:17

hongrulin
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Registered: 2015-02-04
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Re: Procedure after DpnI digestion

I have ordered the primer.

Another question is about the extension time in secondary PCR.

It seems likely that vector but insert will be amplified in secondary PCR.

So should I estimate the extension time according to the size of original vector? Or insert+vector?

The extension time suggested in this web designer is quite different from my original thought.

Thank you.

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#5 2015-02-18 17:15:33

Steve Bond
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Registered: 2014-01-23
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Re: Procedure after DpnI digestion

Sorry for the slow reply hongrulin, I didn't get my usual email alert on this for some reason.
Anyway, for the 2° PCR reaction, you only need to extend along the destination vector. The insert was synthesized when you made the megaprimer in the 1° PCR reaction, and will join up with its complement later.
Regardless, go ahead and increase the extension time by ~30%. I've been playing with this recently, and a little more time at 74°C seems to help.
-Steve

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