An allylic/acyclic adenosine nucleoside triphosphate for termination of DNA synthesis by DNA template-dependent polymerases Academic Article uri icon


  • An allylic adenosine triphosphate analog (AATP) was tested as a substrate for commercially available DNA polymerases. All but one of the enzymes assayed incorporated AATP opposite thymidine (T) with concomitant termination of the elongation reaction. A concentration of only 1 microM was sufficient for complete termination of the polymerization reaction for a short template mediated by Ampli Taq DNA polymerase FS (Taq FS). This result suggests that AATP could be used as a 2',3'-dideoxyadenosine-5'-triphosphate (ddA) surrogate. Kinetics of incorporation revealed that AATP was 48 times less efficiently incorporated than ddA. Furthermore, AATP was used in dye-primer sequencing as a substitute for ddA.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Martinez, C. I., Thoresen, L. H., Burgess, K., & Gibbs, R. A.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • March 1999