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A Nonradioactive Assay for Poly(A)-Specific Ribonuclease Activity by Methylene Blue Colorimetry

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Abstract:

A simple nonradioactive assay, which was based on the specific shift of the absorbance maximum of methylene blue induced by its intercalation into poly(A) molecules, was developed for poly(A)-specific ribonuclease (PARN). A good linear relationship was found between the absorbance at 662 nm and the poly(A) concentration. The assay conditions, including the concentration of methylene blue, the incubation temperature and time, and the poly(A) concentration were evaluated and optimized.





Keywords: Enzyme assay; Enzyme inhibitor; Methylene blue colorimetry; Poly(A)-specific ribonuclease

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2174/092986606775101580

Affiliations: Life Science Division, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China.

Publication date: 2006-02-01

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