Uracil DNA glycosylase.
Recombinant E. coli uracil-DNA glycosylase (UDG, Deoxy-D-cyclobutadipyrimidine polynucleotido-deoxyribohydrolase, EC catalyzes the release of free uracil from uracil-containing DNA. UDG efficiently hydrolyzes uracil from single-stranded or double-stranded DNA, but not from oligomers (6 or fewer bases) and RNA. This reaction leaves the DNA sugar-phosphodiester backbone intact. The resulting DNA is not suitable for use as hybridization target or as template for DNA synthesis.
Unit definition

One unit catalyzes the degradation of 1 µg ss uracil-containing DNA in 60 min at 37°C.

Reaction buffer
The enzyme works well in buffers used in PCR and RT protocols. Alternativelly, use 10x buffer consisted of 200 mM Tris-HCl pH 8.0, 10 mM DTT, 1 mg/ml BSA.
Reaction conditions
Treatment of 0,1 µg of uracil-containing DNA with 1 U of UDG for 10 min at 37°C renders the DNA incapable of being copied by DNA polymerase. The enzyme can be 95% irreversible inactivated by incubation at 95°C for 10 min.
Store at -20°C.
eliminates carryover contaminations that can result in false positives in PCR reactions; site-directed mutagenesis; cloning of PCR products.

Quality control

activity, SDS-PAGE purity, absence of exonuclease and unspecific endonuclease activities.


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Pack size

500 U

1000 U





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