In vitro transcription from plasmid or PCR-amplified DNA

Julie L. Brunelle, Rachel Green

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This protocol describes the synthesis and purification of RNAs using plasmid DNA or PCR-amplified DNA as a template. This procedure should give NTP-free, full-length RNA for all sizes of RNA. This protocol is derived from Milligan and Uhlenbeck, the classic paper on T7 transcription reactions, with modifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaboratory Methods in Enzymology
Subtitle of host publicationRNA
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780124200371
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Enzymology
ISSN (Print)0076-6879
ISSN (Electronic)1557-7988


  • Column purification
  • DNA
  • DNA Phenol extract
  • In vitro transcription reaction
  • PCR-amplified
  • RNA polymerase
  • Template

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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