Reactions at the termini of tRNA with T4 RNA ligase.


T4 RNA ligase will catalyze the addition of nucleoside 3', 5'-bisphosphates onto the 3' terminus of tRNA resulting in tRNA molecule one nucleotide longer with a 3' terminal phosphate. Under appropriate conditions the reaction is quantitative and, if high specific radioactivity bisphosphates are used, it provides an efficient means for in vitro labeling of… (More)