Access RT-PCR System Technical Bulletin
Literature # TB220
The Access RT-PCR System is designed for reverse transcription (RT) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of a specific target RNA from either total RNA or mRNA. This one-tube, two-enzyme system provides sensitive, quick, and reproducible analysis of even rare RNAs. The system uses AMV Reverse Transcriptase (AMV RT) from Avian Myeloblastosis Virus for first-strand DNA synthesis and thermostable Tfl DNA Polymerase from Thermus flavus for second-strand cDNA synthesis and DNA amplification. The Access RT-PCR System includes an optimized single-buffer system that permits extremely sensitive detection of RNA transcripts without a requirement for buffer additions between the reverse transcription and PCR amplification steps. This simplifies the procedure and reduces the potential for contaminating the samples. In addition, the improved performance of AMV Reverse Transcriptase at elevated temperatures (45°C) in the AMV/Tfl 5X Reaction Buffer minimizes problems encountered with secondary structures in RNA.
Printed in USA. Revised 12/10.