Carrier bound templates for single tube reverse transcriptase assays and for combined purification and activity analyses, with special reference to HIV.

Polyriboadenosine (prA) was coupled to polycarbonate macrobeads or magnetic beads. The efficiency of the beads and of prA-Sepharose, after priming with odT, as templates in activity assays of purified AMV- and HIV-reverse transcriptase (RT), using [125I]iododeoxyuridine-triphosphate as substrate, was studied. Although the use of immobilized templates… CONTINUE READING