AMV Reverse Transcriptase

Catalog No. 1372

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RNA dependent polymerase that synthesizes a complementary DNA strand from a single-stranded RNA or DNA template in the presence of a primer

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Avian Myeloblastosis Virus


  • Contains both reverse transcriptase and RNase H activities
  • Maintains RNase H activity necessary for cDNA synthesis and isothermal RNA amplification


  • Can be used for preparing labeled hybridization probes
  • Synthesizes cDNA from single-stranded RNA
  • Ideal for use in RT-PCR, RAMP™, NASBA™, cDNA libraries and dideoxy-DNA sequencing (1, 2, 3)

Reagents Supplied

5X AMV Reverse Transcriptase Reaction Buffer

Unit Definition

One unit is the amount of enzyme required to incorporate 1.0 nmol of labeled dTTP into acid insoluble material in 10 minutes at 37°C (4)


20 - 30 units/µl

Storage Buffer

0.2 M potassium phosphate (pH 7.2)
2 mM dithiothreitol
0.2% Triton X-100™
50% (v/v) glycerol

Assay Conditions

50 mM Tris HCl (pH 8.3)
10 mM MgCl2
40 mM KCl
0.5 mM [3H] dTTP
0.2 mM poly(rA):(dT)50
Reaction volume of 100 µl

Storage Conditions

Store at -20°C
Product shipped on Dry Ice


Certificate of Analysis PDF - Current Lot


1. Goodman, H.M. and MacDonald, R.J. (1979) Methods Enzymol. 69, 75-90.
2. Naylor, L.H. and van de Sande, J.H. (1986) Nucleic Acids Res. 14, 5939
3. Zagursky, R.J., Baumeister, K., Lomax, N. and Berman, M.L. (1985) Gene Anal. Techn. 2, 89-94
4. Houts, G.E., Masakau, M., Ellis, C., Beard, D. and Beard, J.W. (1979) J. Virol. 29, 517-522