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from bacteriophage MS2

RNA, ribonucleic acid

Quality Level



mol wt

~1200 kDa


pkg of 500 μL (10 A260 units)




RNA extraction: suitable

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C (−15°C to −25°C)

General description

RNA, from bacteriophage MS2 is composed of 3569 nucleotides. MS2 bacteriophage acts as a model system in studying molecular biology processes, such as viral RNA replication, process of translation and physiology of infected cells. MS2 RNA codes for three viral polypeptides namely, protein A, coat protein and RNA replicase complex. Protein A and coat protein make up the structure of MS2 virus.


RNA, MS2 has been used:
  • as a standard to assess RNA quantification methods
  • in RNA extraction
  • in single-tube, fluorescent PERT assay (STF-PERT) for accurate quantitation of different retrovirus types
  • for studies which use natural RNA in a in vivo and in vitro protein-synthesizing system, initiation, elongation, and termination of polypeptide synthesis.
  • for structural and functional studies.
  • to stabilize RNA during cDNA synthesis
  • to improve RNA yield during RNA extraction or isolation


Typical analysis: Free of protein and host nucleic acids according to current Quality Control procedures.


Chain Length 3,569 nucleotides

Preparation Note

Working solution: Storage buffer: 10 mM Tris-HCl, 1 mM EDTA, pH 7.0.

Other Notes

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

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

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Flash Point(C)

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Scientific reports, 10(1), 9012-9012 (2020-06-04)
Quantification of plasma microRNAs (miRNAs) as non-invasive disease biomarkers is subject to multiple technical variabilities. This study aimed to develop an optimized protocol for miRNA quantification from rodent plasma. We hypothesized that a fixed small RNA concentration input for reverse
Petra Vychytilova-Faltejskova et al.
Carcinogenesis, 37(10), 941-950 (2016-08-04)
Early detection of colorectal cancer is the main prerequisite for successful treatment and reduction of mortality. Circulating microRNAs were previously identified as promising diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers. The purpose of this study was to identify serum microRNAs enabling early
Aitana Braza-Boïls et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 21(8) (2020-04-25)
There is evidence for the effects of platelet inhibition on innate immune activation. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated as markers of platelet and leukocyte activation. In the present study, we assessed the effects of P2Y12 inhibitors on platelet and
Rom S Leidner et al.
PloS one, 8(3), e57841-e57841 (2013-03-09)
Genome-wide platforms for high-throughput profiling of circulating miRNA (oligoarray or miR-Seq) offer enormous promise for agnostic discovery of circulating miRNA biomarkers as a pathway for development in breast cancer detection. By harmonizing data from 15 previous reports, we found widespread

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