The Scriptum-55 reverse transcriptase is suitable for the synthesis of cDNA molecules from 100 bp to 10 kb in length.

Two buffer solutions are included: the reaction buffer "complete" in which the MgCl2 and DTT are already added, and a reaction buffer ("incomplete") in which these reagents can be added individually to create your optimal synthesis conditions.

The reaction temperature of the reverse transcription is dependent on the structural properties of the RNA. The optimum temperature of the reverse transcriptase -55 is 50 ° C and is thus ideal for routine applications with simple and even difficult RNA templates.

An elevated temperature (maximum 55°C) should be used for highly structured RNAs. For very difficult templates we recommand the Bio&SELL reverse transcriptase 55 "improved".

In general, the optimal temperature and incubation time for each RNA should be adjusted. The easy and understandable protocol in our manual gives you important information and tips.

ProductArticle No.QuantityPrice in EURO
SCRIPTUM-55 Reverse Transcriptase BS.56.020 2,000 units 39.90 €
BS.56.100 10,000 units 139.90 €
BS.56.500 50,000 units 549.90 €

Why the high operating temperature is so important:

The secondary structures of the RNA and its recovery after heating complicate the cDNA synthesis significantly. Initially, the RNA is heated for 10 minutes at max. 65 °C and thus the RNA linearizes and all loops are opened. During the "chill down" the reverse transcriptase is added to the reaction mix and the reaction starts. The reaction proceeds the better, the higher the operating temperature can be kept here. That is, because at a higher temperature the RNA formes no or less "loops". Because the reverse transcriptase has no "strand displacement", it will fall off the RNA in a "loop" and the sequences located behind the "loop" will be lost for a PCR product. These difficulties with the RNA and the loops in the cDNA synthesis can thus be avoided having a reverse transcriptase working at high temperatures, for example the SCRIPTUM-55 or the SCRIPTUM-55 improved.