Product Class: Kit

NEBNext® Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina®

Note that Sample Purification beads are not included in this kit. If beads are required, we recommend ordering the NEBNext® Ultra™ II Directional RNA Library Prep with Sample Purification Beads (NEB #E7765).

Product Introduction

Even more from less, for RNA

Do you need increased sensitivity and specificity from your RNA-seq experiments? Do you have ever-decreasing amounts of input RNA? To address these challenges, our next generation of strand-specific RNA library prep kits have been reformulated at each step, resulting in several fold higher yields of high quality libraries and enabling use of lower input amounts and fewer PCR cycles. The Ultra II Directional RNA kit uses the “dUTP method” (1, 2) for strand-specificity, and has a streamlined, automatable workflow.


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Catalog # Size Concentration
E7760S 24 reactions 0 %
E7760L 96 reactions 0 %

Product Information

Description

The Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina delivers significantly increased sensitivity and specificity from your RNA-seq experiments, from ever-decreasing amounts of input RNA. In conjunction with ribosomal RNA (rRNA) depletion or poly(A) enrichment, the kit enables the production of high quality libraries from 5 ng or 10 ng of Total RNA, respectively, up to 1 µg.

Strand-specific/directional methods for sequencing RNA provide information on the DNA strand from which the RNA strand was transcribed. This is useful for many reasons including: Identification of antisense transcripts, determination of the transcribed strand of noncoding RNA, and measurement of expression levels of coding or noncoding overlapping transcripts. Overall, the ability to determine the originating strand can substantially enhance the value of a RNA-seq experiment.

The NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit derives its directionality from the “dUTP” method for strand-specificity, with proven superiority for this application.

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Features
Also available with optional SPRIselect® beads for clean-up and size-selection steps.

Please note that adaptors, primers, rRNA depletion reagents and poly(A) mRNA isolation reagents are not included in the kit and are available separately.

For extensive NEBNext Ultra II performance data, click the links in the Features above and download our technical note for poly(A) mRNA isolation or our technical note for rRNA depletion.

LIBRARY YIELDS

Figure 1. NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA produces the highest yields, from a range of input amounts
Yield
Poly(A)-containing mRNA was isolated from Human Universal Reference RNA (Agilent #740000), and libraries were made using the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module), Kapa Stranded mRNA-Seq Kit, Kapa mRNA HyperPrep Kit and Illumina TruSeq Stranded mRNA Kit. The input RNA amount and number of PCR cycles are indicated. Library yields from an average of three replicates are shown.

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GC CONTENT DISTRIBUTION


Figure 2. NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA libraries provide uniform GC content distribution, at a broad range of input amounts
CG Plot
Poly(A)-containing mRNA was isolated from Human Universal Reference RNA (Agilent #740000), and libraries were made using the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module), Illumina TruSeq Stranded mRNA Kit, Kapa Stranded mRNA-Seq Kit and Kapa mRNA HyperPrep Kit. Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina NextSeq® 500 using paired-end mode (2x76 bp). Reads were mapped to the hg19 reference genome. GC content distribution for each library was calculated using mapped reads. Ultra II Directional RNA libraries had uniform GC content distribution across a range of input amounts, whereas for other kits the GC content distribution changed with different input amounts, indicating the introduction of input-dependent sequence bias.

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MAXIMIZING TRANSCRIPT COVERAGE


Figure 3. NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA libraries provide uniform coverage across the gene body of transcripts
coverage
Poly(A)-containing mRNA was isolated from Human Universal Reference RNA (Agilent #740000), and libraries were made using the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module), Illumina TruSeq Stranded mRNA Kit, Kapa Stranded mRNA-Seq Kit and Kapa mRNA HyperPrep Kit. Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina NextSeq® 500 using paired-end mode (2x76 bp). This view of the 5´ to 3´coverage of RefSeq transcripts reveals consistent coverage for Ultra II Directional RNA libraries as input RNA is decreased from 1 μg to 10 ng. The changes apparent in other kits result from loss of coverage at the 3´ end of some transcripts.

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SUPERIOR LIBRARY COMPLEXITY AT LOW INPUT AMOUNTS


Figure 4. Low input NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA libraries retain superior complexity
Transcription
Poly(A)-containing mRNA was isolated from Human Universal Reference RNA (Agilent #740000), and libraries were made using the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module), Illumina TruSeq Stranded mRNA Kit, Kapa Stranded mRNA-Seq Kit and Kapa mRNA HyperPrep Kit. Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina NextSeq® 500 using paired-end mode (2x76 bp). Salmon 0.4.0 was used for read mapping and quantification of all GENCODE v25 transcripts. TPM = Transcripts Per Kilobase Million. R2 values for the linear fit are shown. Correlation analysis of the transcripts indicates superior transcript expression correlation between the different inputs for Ultra II Directional RNA libraries.
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SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE WITH FFPE RNA

Figure 5. NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA with NEBNext rRNA Depletion results in the lowest remaining ribosomal RNA levels with FFPE samples
FFPE low
Ribosomal RNA was depleted from human adult normal liver tissue FFPE Total RNA (Biochain # R2234149. RIN 2.5) and libraries were made using NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat)), Kapa Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase, Kapa HyperPrep Kit with RiboErase, and Illumina TruSeq Stranded Total RNA Library Prep Kit with Ribo-Zero™ Gold. Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina NextSeq® 500 using paired-end mode (2x76 bp). Read pairs were assessed to be rRNA if they contain 6 or more 32 base matches to 18S, 28S, 5S, 5.8S, 16S or 12S human rRNA sequences (mirabait 4.9). Percent rRNA remaining was calculated by dividing rRNA reads by the total number of reads passing instrument quality filtering. Average percent rRNA remaining is shown for three replicates. The NEBNext rRNA Depletion Ultra II Directional RNA workflow is the most efficient in removing rRNA from total FFPE RNA.


Figure 6. Uniformity of Coverage across the AP000769.1-201 transcript
FFPR ERRC
Ribosomal RNA was depleted from human adult normal liver tissue FFPE Total RNA (Biochain # R2234149. RIN 2.5), and libraries were made using NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Kit (plus the NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat)), Illumina TruSeq Stranded Total RNA Library Prep Kit with Ribo-Zero™ Gold, Kapa Stranded RNA-Seq Kit with RiboErase and Kapa HyperPrep Kit with RiboErase. Libraries were sequenced on an Illumina NextSeq® 500 using paired-end mode (2x76 bp). Coverage across the length of this individual transcript (ENST00000625158.1; AP000769.1-201) was assessed by mapping reads directly to the GENCODE v25 transcripts and examining 100 bins along the transcript length. NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA libraries provided coverage across the entire length of the transcript even as input was decreased from 100 ng to 10 ng.

View additional data on FFPE RNA samples.

Kit Components

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

Store at (°C) Concentration
NEBNext® Ligation Enhancer -20
NEBNext First Strand Synthesis Reaction Buffer -20
Random Primers -20
NEBNext Second Strand Synthesis Enzyme Mix -20
NEBNext Second Strand Synthesis Reaction Buffer with dUTP Mix -20 10 X
NEBNext USER® Enzyme -20
NEBNext Ultra II End Prep Enzyme Mix -20
NEBNext Ultra II End Prep Reaction Buffer -20
NEBNext® Ultra II Ligation Master Mix -20
NEBNext® Ultra II Q5® Master Mix -20 2 X
NEBNext First Strand Synthesis Enzyme Mix -20
NEBNext Adaptor Dilution Buffer -20 1 X
(0.1X) TE Buffer -20 0.1 X
Nuclease-free Water -20
NEBNext Strand Specificity Reagent -20
Product Categories:
RNA Library Prep Products,
NGS Sample Prep & Target Enrichment Products
Applications:
NEBNext® Ultra™ II RNA Library Prep,
Applications of USER® and Thermolabile USER II Enzymes,
RNA Library Preparation

Properties & Usage

Materials Required but not Supplied

  • NEBNext Singleplex (NEB #E7350) or NEBNext Multiplex (NEB #E7335, #E7500, #E7710, #E7730, #E6609, #E7600) Oligos for Illumina or customer supplied oligos
  • Magnetic rack or plate (e.g., NEBNext® Magnetic Separation Rack (NEB #S1515S), Alpaqua ® 96S Super Magnet Plate (#A001322), or equivalent)
  • SPRIselect® Reagent Kit (Beckman Coulter, Inc. #B23317) or AMPure® XP Beads (Beckman Coulter, Inc. #A63881)
  • 80% Ethanol (freshly prepared)
  • Thermal Cycler
  • NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module (NEB #E7490) or NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat) (NEB #E6310)

Protocols, Manuals & Usage

Protocols

  1. Protocol for use with NEBNext Poly(A) mRNA Magnetic Isolation Module (NEB #E7490)
  2. Protocol for use with NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat) (NEB #E6310) and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, #E7765)
  3. Protocol for use with FFPE RNA, NEBNext rRNA Depletion Kit (Human/Mouse/Rat) (NEB #E6310)
  4. Protocol for use with Purified mRNA or rRNA Depleted RNA and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, #E7765)
  5. Protocol for use with rRNA Depleted FFPE RNA and NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit for Illumina (NEB #E7760, #E7765)
  6. Appendix A
  7. Protocol for Enrichment of mRNAs, excluding Globin mRNA, from Whole Blood Total RNA

Manuals

The Product Manual includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls.

Application Notes

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs

  1. I have USER enzyme from my library prep kit (blue cap) and USER enzyme from my NEBNext Index Primer kit (red cap). Are they the same?
  2. What is the difference between the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit (NEB #E7760) and the NEBNext Ultra II RNA Library Prep Kit (NEB #E7770)?
  3. What is the difference between the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA Library Prep Kit (NEB #E7760) and the original NEBNext Ultra Directional RNA Library Prep Kit (NEB #E7420)?
  4. What is the starting material I need to use when preparing libraries using the NEBNext Ultra II Directional RNA kit?
  5. Which kit can I use to isolate Poly (A) mRNA from total RNA?
  6. Which kit can I use to deplete ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from human, mouse or rat RNA?
  7. Does the kit include adaptor and primers?
  8. Is it possible to reduce the volume of beads added during the second strand synthesis cleanup step of the protocol for E7760, E7765, E7770, and E7775?
  9. Which NEBNext Oligos can be used with this library prep kit?
  10. Can I use this NEBNext kit with adaptors and primers from other vendors than NEB?

Troubleshooting

Quality, Safety & Legal

Quality Assurance Statement

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Specifications

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Certificate Of Analysis

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Safety DataSheets

The following is a list of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that apply to this product to help you use it safely.

Legal and Disclaimers

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Licenses

This product is licensed for research and commercial use from Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., under U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,627,424, 7,541,170, 7,670,808, 7,666,645, and corresponding patents in other countries. No rights are granted for use of the product for Digital PCR or real-time PCR applications, with the exception of quantification in Next Generation Sequencing workflows.

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Trademarks

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AGILENT® is a registered trademark of Agilent Technologies
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