Enhanced Diagnostic Tools
In spite of significant advances in the detection of fluorescent and luminescent labels, oligo-enzyme conjugates continue to be the most sensitive reporter groups. For most applications,
direct conjugation of enzyme to oligonucleotide offer the best overall performance with the highest sensitivity, specificity, simplicity and rapid detection. Nucleic acid enzyme conjugates eliminate the need for radioactivity in most assay systems.
Bio-Synthesis offers custom enzyme-oligo conjugation services, by coupling of oligonucleotides to alkaline phosphatase (AP), to horseradish peroxidase (HRP), to Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) or to Soybean Peroxidase (SBP). Such oligonucleotide-enzyme conjugates ("oligozymes")can be used in a variety of hybridization and detection formats, including dot blots,Southern/northern blots, in situ, and solution hybridization/capture schemes.Our expertise in the field of nucleic acid chemistry and over 30 years of experience have assisted client in creating high quality oligo-enzyme conjugates with the flexibility to be adapted to your special requirement. As always, quality is guaranteed!
There are two ways to place enzyme-oligonucleotide conjugation services. You may request your conjugation services by final set amount of oligo or enzyme starting material.
DNA or RNA can be conjugated to enzyme listed below:
Starting at $800 and up for enzyme-oligo conjugation service. Price varies
from type of enzyme used, amount of starting material or final guaranteed set amount. Please contact us for a quotation.
Enzyme maybe modified to contain reactive groups useful for conjugation with oligonucleotides. This can be achieved by using homobifunctional or heterobifunctional cross linkers that can covalently couple to enzyme and result in terminal reactive group that can cross link with oligonucleotide containing an amine, thiol, aldehyde modified oligonucleotide.
Depending on project specification, a pool of heterogeneous products in small percentage may exist.
Thiol modified oligo is manufactured under strict quality control process. Analytical HPLC and MS analyses are performed in every development cycle. Thiolated oligo are
conjugated with SPDP-activated enzyme followed by dialysis, gel filtration or through
use of the centrifugal concentrator to remove excess crosslinking reagents and oligonucleotides.
Whereas we can chemically link the intended components of a conjugated molecule;
there exists the possibility that the binding sites/active sites of the protein can be altered/modified, partially or completely, independent of the stoichiometry used.Sometimes this activity loss is caused by physically blocking the antigen binding sites during conjugation or by conformational changes in the complement-determining regions. Some proteins/antibodies are just too labile to undergo chemical modification reactions, regardless of the coupling methods used.
Bio-Synthesis can only guarantee the structure of our conjugates but not the suitability
to specific biological applications
For us to better understand your customized project, please complete our Bioconjugation Service Questionnaire. The more our chemists understand your project needs, the more accurate feedback we will be able to provide you. Provide us with your project details will enable to us to recommend the best reagents to use for your project. The most useful and readily available tools for bioconjugation projects are cross-linking reagents. A large number of cross-linkers, also known as bifunctional reagents, have been developed. There are several ways to classify the cross-linkers, such as the type of reactive group, hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity, and the length of the spacer between reactive groups. Other factors to consider are whether the two reactive groups are the same or different (for example, heterobifunctional or homobifunctional reagents), whether the spacer is cleavable, and whether the reagents are membrane permeable or impermeable. The most accessible and abundant reactive groups in proteins are the ϵ-amino groups of lysine. Therefore, a large number of the most common cross-linkers are amino selective reagents, such as imidoesters, , sulfo-N-hydroxysuccinimide esters, and N-hydroxysuccinimide esters. Due to the high reactivity of the thiol group with N-ethylmaleimide, iodoacetate and a-halocarbonyl compounds, new cross-linkers have been developed that contain maleimide and a-carbonyl moieties. Usually, N-alkylmaleimides aremore stable than their N-aryl counterparts.
In addition to the reactive groups on the cross-linkers, a wide variety of connectors and spacer arms have also been developed. The nature and length of the spacer arm play an important role in the functionality. Longer spacer arms are generally more effective when coupling large proteins or those with sterically protected reactive side-chains. Other important considerations are the hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity, and the conformational flexibility. Long aliphatic chains generally fold on themselves when in an aqueous environment, which makes the actual distance spanned by such linker arms less than expected. Instead, spacers that contain more rigid structures (for example, aromatic groups or cycloalkanes) should be used. These structures, however, tend to be very hydrophobic which could significantly decrease the solubility of the modified molecules or even modify some of their properties. In such cases, it is recommended to choose a spacer that contains an alkylether (PEO) chain. Bio-Synthesis offers several cross-linkers with PEO chains, such as thiol-binding homobifunctional reagents, heterobifunctional based, and their derivatives.
Within 3-5 days upon receiving your project scope, we will provide you an appropriate quotation. An order can be placed with PO (Purchase Order) or major credit cards ( ). Your credit card will be billed under Bio-Synthesis, Inc.