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Bio-Synthesis provides Molecular Beacon structure probes with large number of dye and quencher combinations. These structure constrained molecular beacon probes are highly sensitive and stronger hybridization specificity than linear probes 1,2. They have greater specificity for mismatch discrimination due to the fact that in the absence of target they form fewer conformations than unstructured probes, resulting in an increase in entropy and the free energy of hybridization.

Incorporate modified base such as BNA or 2'-OMe RNA to your to RNA Molecular Beacons not only have stronger nuclease resistant, but also possess faster hybridization kinetics, and superior binding affinity and specificity toward targets compare to DNA oligonucleotide.

All Bio-Synthesis's Molecular Beacon dual labeled probes are available at a fixed price per oligonucleotide, within the following parameters:

  • DNA up 45 bases in length
  • BNA, 2' O-Methyl RNA molecular beacon available
  • All dual HPLC purified
  • 100% QC by MALDI-TOF MS, analytical HPLC
  • Deliver lyophilized in tube
  • AT of 4-6 working days

How Does Molecular Beacon Probe Work

Molecular Beacons are hairpin-loop shaped oligonucleotides that contain a probe sequence, a stem with complementary sequence at 5' and 3' end that are modified with a fluorophore and quencher. This key feature of constrained structures is designed so at close proximity the fluorophore and the quencher interact by contact quenching to form a transient "ground-state" heterodimer that is not fluorescent.Upon hybridization with target sequence sequence, the hairpin-loop structure unfolds and separate the 5' end reporter dye from the 3'-end quencher. The quencher is no longer in close proximity to absorb the emission from the reporter dye. The increased emitted flourescence signal be detected by PCR instruments which is directly proportional to the amount of target DNA. If the target DNA sequence does not exactly match the Molecular Beacon probe sequence, hybridization and fluorescence does not occur.

Molecular Beacon

Molecular beacon3 offer greater specificity for mismatch discrimination due to structural constraints. These beacon-based assay are fast, simple, inexpensive, and enable real-time monitoring of nucleic acid reactions both in vivo and in vitro in real-time monitoring of nucleic detection. These stem-loop structure probes have become popular for standard analyses such as quantification of DNA and RNA4. They have also been used for monitoring intracellular mRNA hybridiza-tion,5 RNA processing, 6 and transcription7 in living cells in real-time. They are also ideally suited to SNP/mutation analysis 8 as they can readily detect single nucleotide differences 9,10 and have been reported to be reliable for analysis of G/C-rich sequences. 11 The sensitivity of Molecular Beacons probes permits their use for the accurate detection of mRNA from single cells. 12 They have been used in fourplex assays to discriminate between as few as 10 copies of one retrovirus in the presence of 1 × 105 copies of another retrovirus.13

Choosing Molecular Beacons for:

  • DNA-protein interaction
  • Microarray technology
  • Pathogen Detection
  • Multiplexing
  • SNP detection
  • Allele discrimination
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Viral load quantification
  • Genotyping
  • In vitro quantification or detection
  • Aptamers and biosensors

Quality Control:

All our molecular beacon probes are undergo vigorous process of monitoring and strict quality control. Length and labeling are systematically controlled by PAGE, HPLC or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis. Quantity is systematically determined and validated by UV Absorbance at 260 nm. Fluorescent probes are systematically quality-checked by analytical ie-HPLC.

Purification

All molecular beacon probes are dual HPLC purified

Bases Assignment

DNA/BNA Chimeras:

  • BNA base (+A, +C, +T, +G) (+ denotes the BNA bases)
  • DNA (A,T,C,G)
  • RNA (rA, rT, rC, rG)

BNA LightCycler FRET Probes can contain up to 6 BNA bases

BNA Molecular beacon can contain up to 8 BNA bases

Molecular Beacons are sold under license from the Public Health Research Institute, Newark, NJ.  For information on designing Molecular Beacons please refer to The Public Health Research Institute's Molecular Beacons..

Reference:

  1. Bonnet, G., et al., Thermodynamic basis of the enhanced specificity of structured DNA probes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 96, 6171-6176 (1999).
  2. 2. Broude, N.E., Stem-loop oligonucleotides: A robust tool for molecular biol-ogy and biotechnology. Trends Biotechnol., 20, 249-256 (2002).
  3. Tyagi, S. And Kramer, F.R., , Molecular Beacons: probes that fluoresce upon hybridization. Nat. Biotechnol., 14, 303-308 (1996).
  4. 8. Antony, T. and Subramaniam, V., Molecular Beacons: nucleic acid hybridiza-tion and emerging applications. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn., 19, 497-504 (2001).
  5. Perlette, J. and Tan, W., Real-time monitoring of intracellular mRNA hybrid-ization inside single living cells. Anal. Chem., 73, 5544-5550 (2001)
  6. Dirks, R.W., et al., Methods for visualizing RNA processing and transport pathways in living cells. Histochem. Cell Biol., 115, 3-11 (2001).
  7. Liu, J., et al.,Real-time monitoring in vitro transcription using Molecular Beacons. Anal. Biochem., 300, 40-45 (2002).
  8. Mhlanga, M.M. and Malmberg, L., Using Molecular Beacons to detect single-nucleotide polymorphisms with real-time PCR. Methods, 25, 463-471 (2001).
  9. Giesendorf, B.A., et al., Molecular Beacons: a new approach for semi-automated mutation analysis. Clin. Chem., 44, 482-486 (1998).
  10. Marras, S.A., et al., Multiplex detection of single-nucleotide variations using Molecular Beacons. Genet. Anal., 14, 151-156 (1999).
  11. Tapp, I., et al., Scoring of single-nucleotide polymorphisms: comparison of the 5’-nuclease TaqMan assay and Molecular Beacon probes. Biotechniques, 28, 732-738 (2000).
  12. Steuerwald, N., et al., Analysis of gene expression in single oocytes and embryos by real-time rapid cycle fluorescence monitored RT-PCR. Mol. Hum. Reprod., 5,1034-1039 (1999).
  13. Vet, J.A., et al., Multiplex detection of four pathogenic retroviruses using Molecular Beacons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 96, 6394-6399 (1999).

Enhanced your Detection with BNA Molecular Beacons

Benefits of adding a BNA base to molecular Beacons:

  • Increased thermal stability and hybridization specificity
  • Greater accuracy in SNP detection and allele discrimination
  • Easier and more sensitive probe designs for problematic target sequences

Learn more about Bridged Nucleic Acids (BNAs).

Molecular Beacon Probe for Real-time PCR

All Molecular Beacons dual labeled probes includes 5'-reporter dye, 3'-quencher and dual HPLC purified. Please submit your order or quotation request to the client relations department at info@biosyn.com, fax (972) 420-0442, or you can use our online ordering system.

Please browse our selection below to find a suitable dye and quencher combination, or you may contact us

3' BHQ Modified Molecular Beacon

3' DABCY Modified Molecular Beacon

3' BHQ Modified Molecular Beacon Scale Minimum Guarantee Yield Price
5' TAMRA + 3' BHQ-2 100 nmole 5-8 nmole dual HPLC purified $360.00
250 nmole 15-20 nmole dual HPLC purified $435.00
1.0 umole 30-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $575.00
5' FAM + 3' BHQ2 100 nmole 10-12 nmole dual HPLC purified $160.00
250 nmole 20-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $260.00
1.0 umole 50-60 nmole dual HPLC purified $385.00
5’ HEX + 3’ BHQ-1 100 nmole 5-8 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
1.0 umole 30-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $544.00
5' TET + 3' BHQ--1 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $395.00
250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $435.00
1.0 umole 40-65 nmole dual HPLC purified $540.00
5’ JOE + 3’ BHQ-1 100 nmole 5-8 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
1.0 umole 30-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $575.00
5’ ROX + 3’ BHQ-2 50 nmole 5-8 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
1.0 umole 30-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $575.00
5’ Rhodamine-6G + 3’ BHQ-1 100 nmole 2-3 nmole dual HPLC purified $310.00
250 nmole 8-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $380.00
1.0 umole 25-30 nmole dual HPLC purified $570.00
5’ Texas Red® + 3’ BHQ-2l 100 nmole 2-3 nmole dual HPLC purified $385.00
250 nmole 8-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $425.00
1.0 umole 35-40 dual HPLC purified $620.00
5’ Yakima Yellow® + 3’ BHQ-1 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $355.00
250 nmole 10-15 dual HPLC purified $435.00
1.0 umole 45-50 dual HPLC purified $620.00
5’ Cy® 3 + 3’ BHQ-2 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $295.00
250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $380.00
1.0 umole 45-50 nmole dual HPLC purified $570.00
5’ Cy5® + 3’ BHQ-2 100 nmole 2-3 nmole dual HPLC purified $295.00
250 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $380.00
1.0 umole 20-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $570.00
5’ Alexa + 3’ BHQ 100 nmole 2-3 nmole dual HPLC purified $395.00
250 nmole 8-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $475.00
1.0 umole 25-30 nmole dual HPLC Purified $650.00
5’ Cy5® + 3’ BHQ-2 100 nmole 2-3 nmole dual HPLC purified $295.00
250 nmole 8-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $475.00
1.0 umole 25-30 nmole dual HPLC Purified $650.00

3' Wavelength-shifting molecular beacons

3' DABCY Modified Molecular Beacon Scale Minimum Guarantee Yield Price
5' TAMRA + 3 'DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $390.00
5' TAMRA + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $435.00
5' TAMRA + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $600.00
5' FAM + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $375.00
5' FAM + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $420.00
5' FAM + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 45-50 nmole dual HPLC purified $590.00
5' HEX + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $385.00
5' HEX + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $460.00
5' HEX + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $610.00
5' TET + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $385.00
5' TET + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $460.00
5' TET + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $610.00
5' JOE + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $360.00
5' JOE + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $485.00
5' JOE + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $685.00
5' ROX + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $485.00
5' ROX + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $685.00
5' Rhodamine-6G + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Rhodamine-6G + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Rhodamine-6G + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Texas Red® + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Texas Red® + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Texas Red® + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Yakima Yellow® + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Yakima Yellow® + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Yakima Yellow® + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Dragonfly Orange™ + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Dragonfly Orange™ + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Dragonfly Orange™ + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Cy® 3 + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Cy® 3 + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Cy® 3 + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Cy5® + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5-10 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Cy5® + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 15-25 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Cy5® + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 35-45 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Alexa® + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Alexa® + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Alexa® + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' Cascade Blue® + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' Cascade Blue® + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' Cascade Blue® + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00
5' DYOMICS + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified On Request
5' DYOMICS + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified On Request
5' DYOMICS + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified On Request
5' ATTO + 3' DABCYL 100 nmole 5 nmole dual HPLC purified $359.00
5' ATTO + 3' DABCYL 250 nmole 10-15 nmole dual HPLC purified $436.00
5' ATTO + 3' DABCYL 1 umole 25-35 nmole dual HPLC purified $513.00

Purification

In order to ensure that there is no background fluorescence, 100% of the dual labeled probes are purified by single or dual rp-HPLC and ie-HPLC as a standard protocol for all dual–labeled probes which give 90-97% purity. Depending on the type of the probes, one or two purification may performed to ensure the highest purity level

Quality Control

All dual labeled probes are quality checked by MALDI-TOP Mass spectrometry , analytical HPLC and analyze by Fluorometric Scan (ABS/EM) . In addition, the signal-to-background ratio is measured against a target sequence for all molecular beacons.

Delivery times

3-5 Working days

Packaging

Lyophilised

Shipping conditions

Room temperature

Storage conditions 

-20 °C to -70 °C

Oligonucleotides are stable in solution at 4°C for up to 2 weeks. Properly reconstituted material stored at -20°C should be stable for at least 6 months. Lyophilized DNA (when kept at -20°C) in a nuclease-free environment should be stable for year

Specifications

Quality control:

Every oligo is quality checked by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), capillary electrophoresis (CE), and/or polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE).

Purification

Fully deprotected and desalted. Purified by PAGE or RP-HPLC

Length

Length
LightCycler probes 15 to 40 mers (optimal length: 20 to 30 mers)
Dual-labeled fluorogenic probes: 15 to 40 mers
Molecular Beacons 15 to 40 mers
Scorpions probes 30 to 60 mers (uni-probe)
15 to 45 mers (bi-probe)
Plexor up to 30 mers

Backbone

Phosphodiester bond

Format

Delivered as dried-down product in opaque tubes

Turn-around time:

Turn-around time
LightCycler probes 4 to 5 working days
Dual-labeled fluorogenic probes: 5 to 6 working days
Molecular Beacons 5 to 6 working days
Scorpions probes 7 to 10 working days

Turn-around time is dependent upon successful QC validation and does not include shipping time.

Storage and stability:

See information on our oligos: storage recommendations

Shipment:

Shipped by mail or express delivery, dry, in individual, opaque tubes

Technical Documentation:

Oligonucleotides are delivered with an OligonucleotideTechnical Data Sheet, which includes oligonucleotide name, sequence, concentration, precise quantity in OD and nmols, Tm, MW, length, extinction coefficient and purification data.

Additional Services:

  • Probe design services
  • High-throughput screening formats (microplates, etc)
  • Aliquoting

Additional services may increase turn-around time

Pricing:

Please contact your local Bio-Synthesis representative

Ordering:

On-line (contact us), by email (info@biosyn.com) or fax

Ordering & Contact Information

  • Please contact us for additional information or send an email to info@biosyn.com.
  • You may also request an online quote.
  • To contact us by phone, please call 1-972-420-8505 or Fax at 1-972-420-0442
  • Orders may be placed using a purchase order (PO) or by credit card through our secure online ordering system.
  • When using a credit card ( creditcard ) it will be billed under "Bio-Synthesis, Inc."