• USA Home
  • 11444646001 - Uracil-DNA Glycosylase

11444646001 Roche

Uracil-DNA Glycosylase

recombinant from E. coli K 12



Related Categories Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology Enzymes, Ultra Pure Modifying Enzymes More...
form   solution
packaging   pkg of 100 U
mfr. no.   Roche
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C



Uracil-DNA Glycosylase can be used to cleave DNA at any site where a deoxyuridylate residue has been incorporated. U-DNA can be prepared by in vitro methods like PCR. General, site-specific, or strand-specific cleavage can be achieved with uracil-DNA glycosylase, depending on how the U-DNA is prepared. Uracil-DNA Glycosylase can therefore help you to: • Prevent carryover contamination in PCR
• Increase the efficiency of site-directed mutagenesis procedures
• Label oligonucleotide probes

General description

Uracil-DNA Glycosylase (UNG) contains the highly active recombinant form of the equally named enzyme found in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It hydrolyzes uracil-glycosidic bonds in single- or double-stranded DNA, excising uracil and creating alkali-sensitive abasic sites in the DNA. These abasic sites can be hydrolyzed by endonuclease, heat, or alkali treatment. Depending on how the DNA is prepared, Uracil-DNA Glycosylase can be used to achieve general, site-specific, or strand-specific U-DNA cleavage.

Other Notes

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


Carryover prevention activity is assayed by adding approximately 105dU that contains templates prior to the amplification reaction. After UNG treatment, no amplification products could be detected. The enzyme does not contain any contaminating exo- or endonucleases and is tested for the absence of RNases.


• Uracil-DNA glycosylase hydrolyzes uracil-glycosidic bonds at U-DNA sites in single- and doublestranded DNA, excising uracil and creating alkali sensitive abasic sites in the DNA.
• The enzyme is more active on single-stranded DNA than on double-standed DNA.
• Activity was also observed on small U-DNA oligonucleotides and on dUMP (Duncan, unpublished observations).
• Uracil-DNA glycosylase is inactive on RNA and native, uracil-free DNA.

Heat inactivation: 95 °C for 10 min
Uracil-DNA glycosylase remains partially active (<10%) after an incubation period of 30 minutes at 95 °C.

Unit Definition

One unit is defined as the amount of Uracil-DNA Glycosylase necessary to completely degrade 1 μg purified single-stranded uracil containing DNA (bacteriophage M13, grown in E.coli CJ 236 dut-ung-) at +37 °C in 60 minutes.
One Lindahl unit is defined as the amount of enzyme necessary to release of 1 μmol uracil at +37 °C in 1 minute. One Lindahl unit is comparable to 520,000 U based on our unit definition.

Volume Activity: 1 U/μl

Physical form

The enzyme is supplied as 1U/μl solution in storage buffer.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles


DNA Damage and Repair

Damage to cellular DNA is involved in mutagenesis and the development of cancer. The DNA in a human cell undergoes several thousand to a million damaging events per day, generated by both external (e...
Keywords: AGE, Alkylations, Apoptosis, Biochemistry, Cancer, Carcinogens, Catalysis, Clinical, DNA replication, Deaminations, Degradations, Eliminations, Environmental, Enzymology, Gene expression, Genetic, Infrared spectroscopy, Metabolites, Methylations, Mutagens, Oncology, Oxidations, Polymorphisms, Rearrangements, Recombination, Substitutions, Transcription, transformation


Reagents for PCR - Select the Best Roche Product for Your PCR Application

Cutting-edge science shouldn’t have to compromise for the sake of economy. Since the introduction of PCR technology, Roche has provided the gold standard in PCR reagents. Our advanced isolation, puri...
Keywords: Amplification, Cloning, Gas chromatography, Gene expression, Polymerase chain reaction, Polymerase chain reaction - quantitative, Purification, Sequencing, Transcription

Related Products

Technical Service:

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Bulk Ordering & Pricing:

Need larger quantities for your development, manufacturing or research applications?