Product Class: Restriction Endonuclease

Nt.BsmAI

 

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NtBsmAI

Product Introduction

Having supplied restriction enzymes to the research community for over 40 years, NEB has earned the reputation of being the leader in enzyme technologies.  Working continuously to be worth of that distinction, NEB strives to develop enzyme of the highest purity and unparalleled quality.

  • 100% activity in CutSmart® Buffer (over 210 enzymes are available in the same buffer) allowing for easier double digests
  • This is a nicking endonuclease
  • Generates DNA molecules that are “nicked”, rather than cleaved
Catalog # Size Concentration
R0121S 500 units 5,000 units/ml
R0121L 2,500 units 5,000 units/ml

Product Information

Description

Nt.BsmAI is a nicking endonuclease that cleaves only one strand of DNA on a double-stranded DNA substrate.

Product Source

An E. coli strain expressing an altered form of the BsmAI restriction genes from Bacillus stearothermophilus A664

Reagents Supplied

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

Store at (°C) Concentration
CutSmart® Buffer -20 10 X
Product Categories:
Nicking Endonucleases,
Restriction Endonucleases: N-O

Properties and Usage

Unit Definition

One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme required to convert 1 µg of supercoiled plasmid DNA to open circular form in 1 hour at 37°C in a total reaction volume of 50 µl.

Reaction Conditions

1X CutSmart® Buffer
Incubate at 37°C

1X CutSmart® Buffer
50 mM Potassium Acetate
20 mM Tris-acetate
10 mM Magnesium Acetate
100 μg/ml BSA
(pH 7.9 @ 25°C)

Activity in NEBuffers

CutSmart® Buffer: 100%
NEBuffer 1.1: 100%
NEBuffer 2.1: 50%
NEBuffer 3.1: 10%

Diluent Compatibility

Storage Temperature

-20°C

Storage Conditions

10 mM Tris-HCl
50 mM NaCl
1 mM DTT
0.1 mM EDTA
200 μg/ml BSA
50% Glycerol
pH 7.4 @ 25°C

Heat Inactivation

65°C for 20 min

Methylation Sensitivity

dam methylation: Not Sensitive
dcm methylation: Not Sensitive
CpG Methylation: Blocked

Notes

  1. To see how this enzyme (along with other nicking enzymes) performs at different temperatures, please visit Effect of Various Temperatures of Different Nicking Endonucleases.

References

  1. Song, Q. et al. Anal. Chem. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Zhang, P. et al. Protein Expr. Purif. 69, 226-234. [Epub 2009 Sep 9].

Faqs & Tech Tips

FAQs

  1. What effect does BSA have on the performance of NEB’s restriction enzymes when included in the new buffers?
  2. How can I access the old NEBuffer Activity Chart?
  3. I tested your restriction enzyme on the substrate DNA recommended by NEB, and it appears to be active, however it does not digest my DNA. What could be the reason?
  4. Why is my Restriction Enzyme not cutting DNA?
  5. Why do I see a DNA smear on an agarose gel after a restriction digest?
  6. Why do I see additional DNA bands on my gel after a restriction digest?
  7. How many nucleotides do I have to add adjacent to the RE recognition site in order to get efficient cutting?
  8. What is the activity of nicking enzymes at different temperatures?

Protocols & Manuals

Protocols

  1. Optimizing Restriction Endonuclease Reactions
  2. Double Digest Protocol with Standard Restriction Enzymes

Other Tools & Resources

Selection Charts

Usage Guildelines & Tips

InteractiveTools

Quality & Safety

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.