Aptamer Discovery Kits

Discover what aptamers can do for you!

This kit demonstrates the use of Melting Off SELEX, which is a selection strategy designed to produce structure-switching aptamers through a known and consistent mechanism. By using a constant region—either in the center of the library between two random regions, or towards one end of the library but downstream of the 5’ primer or upstream of the 3’ primer—it is possible to ‘capture’ the library onto a streptavidin-coated magnetic bead via a biotinylated oligo complementary to the constant region. This capture mechanism allows for bound and unbound structure-switching aptamers to be partitioned, because aptamer candidates that respond to target will have to change their structures and effectively ‘melt off’ of the complementary strand immobilized on the magnetic bead in order to bind. An appropriate number of rounds and the specific conditions of each round need to be determined in order to conduct a successful selection. Additionally, appropriate library and buffer/matrix parameters must be considered in order to plan out the specific conditions used during selection.

General considerations for targets/counter-targets: If the target is hydrophobic, consider using a hydrophobic buffer component (such as 10% ethanol or methanol) to facilitate library/target interactions. To reduce non-specific binding occurring from electrostatic interactions if there is a difference in the net charge of the target vs the counter-target, consider adding components to the counter selection to reduce the influence, like BSA which has a net negative charge. Counter selection is important for eliminating non-specific and weakly binding candidates.

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Aptamer Discovery Kit (DIY)

$10,000.00 USD

The Aptamer Discovery Kit is a Do-It-Yourself kit that contains sufficient reagents for 12 rounds of selection and PCR amplification, including Instruction Sheet, DNA library, Biotinylated Capture Probe, Magnetic Beads, Wash Buffer, and PCR Master Mix.

Five hours of email/phone support is included with purchase of the kit.

NOT INCLUDED: Sequencing & Analysis. Additional materials required.