Polyadenylic acid

Polyadenylic acid

Quality Level



mol wt

700-3500 kDa


pkg of 100 mg



absorbance ratio

A290/260 nm 0.03-0.05
A280/260 nm 0.28-0.32
A250/260 nm 0.86-0.90

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.


General description

Poly(A) is used as a carrier for quantitative precipitation of DNA and RNA.


Poly(A) has been used for droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) assay.
Polyadenylic acid (Poly(A)) to inhibit Exo1′s exonuclease activity. It has also been used as a carrier to resuspend lyophilized gBlocks.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Polyadenylic acid (Poly(A)) tails present at 3′ end are produced in the cell nucleus. It contains ~250 nucleotides in mammalian cells. Poly(A) regulates mRNA decay and the initiation of translation. Cytoplasmic poly(A) extension modulates translation.


Typical analysis:
2.3μmol/mg Poly(A) (from absorbance) in relation to one mononucleotide unit. Chromatographically homogeneous.
Absorbance determination A250/A260, A280/A260, A290/A260


Chain Length 2.100 to 10.000 nucleotides

Unit Definition

1 A260 unit corresponds to 40 μg ssRNA.

Physical form

Lyophilizate, potassium salt

Preparation Note

Working concentration: 0.5 mg/ml
A concentration of 0.5 mg/ml is recommended.
Working solution: 0.5 mg/ml is recommended.

Other Notes

For life science research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Poly (A) tail length is controlled by the nuclear poly (A)-binding protein regulating the interaction between poly (A) polymerase and the cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor
Kuhn U, et al.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(34), 22803-22814 (2009)
Yuichiro Miyaoka et al.
Scientific reports, 6, 23549-23549 (2016-04-01)
Precise genome-editing relies on the repair of sequence-specific nuclease-induced DNA nicking or double-strand breaks (DSBs) by homology-directed repair (HDR). However, nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ), an error-prone repair, acts concurrently, reducing the rate of high-fidelity edits. The identification of genome-editing conditions that...
Poly (ADP-ribose)-binding promotes Exo1 damage recruitment and suppresses its nuclease activities
Cheruiyot A, et al.
DNA Repair, 35, 106-115 (2015)
Peiguo Yang et al.
Cell, 181(2), 325-345 (2020-04-18)
The mechanisms underlying ribonucleoprotein (RNP) granule assembly, including the basis for establishing and maintaining RNP granules with distinct composition, are unknown. One prominent type of RNP granule is the stress granule (SG), a dynamic and reversible cytoplasmic assembly formed in...

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