The Open Enzyme Collection consists of 81 useful genes for enzymes that are "workhorses" of molecular biology, including DNA polymerases, RNA polymerases, DNA ligases, reverse transcriptases and restriction enzymes. The enzymes are useful in both basic and applied fields as diverse as genomics, diagnostics, biodiversity, synthetic biology, DNA origami, immunology, biochemistry and more.
The foundational technologies enabled by this collection of include polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cloning, isothermal amplification, reverse transcription of RNA into DNA, and dNTP synthesis. Additionally, the Open Enzyme collection contains enzyme genes for fixing damaged and degraded DNA prior to amplification, enzymes for cutting protein sequences to remove unwanted parts, and DNA-binding proteins that can be fused with other enzymes to improve functionality.
The collection is codon-optimised for expression in Escherichia coli bacteria and all enzymes are obtained from expired patents or for various reasons are not encumbered by patent rights.
What can the collection be used for?
Researchers can use the collection as the basis of manufacturing their own enzymes by cloning them into an expression vector of their choice and then transforming into E. coli bacteria. This can help reduce lab costs and overcome supply chain issues, particularly in areas of the world where enzymes are harder to obtain. The enzymes can also be used as a base to improve functionality or add new functions through genetic engineering and directed evolution.
More information about the collection can be obtained from the Open Bioeconomy Lab.
This product is made available under the unilateral OpenMTA.
Instructions for Use:
Culture at 37C overnight, with shaking at around 300rpm. The selection marker for all parts is ampicillin.
If you have already received the collection, check out the plate layout.
1 Plate in Set
Prior Kit Versions:
If your plate is labeled "Open Enzymes Part 1" or "openenzymes_1," you can find a plate map here.
If your plate is labeled "Open Enzymes Part 2," you can find a plate map here.
|9N7polA||9°N-7 DNA polymerase|
|K12polLF||DNA Polymerase I, Large (Klenow) Fragment|
|K12polLF (exo)||DNA Polymerase I, Large (Klenow) Fragment (3′→5′ exo-)|
|ECOpolA||E. coli DNA Polymerase I|
|KODpol||KOD DNA polymerase|
|Pwopol||Pwo DNA Polymerase|
|GBDpol (exo)||Pyrococcus Sp. Heat-Stable (exo–) DNA Polymerase (Deep Vent™ (exo–) DNA Polymerase at NEB)|
|GBDpol||Pyrococcus Sp. Heat-Stable DNA Polymerase (Deep Vent™ at NEB)|
|THEAQpolA||Taq DNA Polymerase|
|Tlipol (exo)||Tli DNA polymerase (exo-) (available from NEB as VentR® (exo-) DNA Polymerase)|
|TthpolA||Tth DNA polymerase|
|Bstpol||Bst DNA Polymerase, Full Length|
|BstpolLF||Bst DNA Polymerase, Large Fragment|
|BsupolLF||Bsu DNA Polymerase I, Large Fragment|
|phi29pol||phi29 DNA Polymerase|
|9N7polA (CT)||9°N-7 DNA Polymerase chain terminating (NEB > Therminator DNA Pol)|
|dbh||Sulfolobus DNA Polymerase IV|
|T4gene43||T4 DNA Polymerase|
|T7gene5||T7 DNA Polymerase (unmodified)|
|T5gene122||T5 DNA Polymerase|
|ECOligA||E. coli DNA Ligase|
|HSlig3||DNA Lligase III|
|HSlig4||DNA Ligase IV|
|9N7lig||9 Degrees North DNA Ligase|
|Pfulig||Pfu DNA Ligase|
|THEAQlig||Taq DNA Ligase|
|T4gene63||T4 RNA Ligase 1|
|ALPI||CIP (calf intestinal phosphatase)|
|RNAse A||RNAse A|
|RNAse H||RNAse H|
|EcoRIR||EcoRI restriction enzyme|
|PstIR||PstI restriction enzyme|
|MMLV_RT (mut H)||Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus (MMLV) Reverse Transcriptase (RNAse H deactivated by 3 mutations)|
|MMLV_RT (lack H)||Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus (MMLV) Reverse Transcriptase RNaseH - (lacking RNaseH domain) (SuperScriptII)|
|TthRT||Thermus thermophilus (Tth) RT|
|T3RNAp||T3 RNA Polymerase|
|T7RNAp||T7 RNA Polymerase|
|SP6RNAp||SP6 RNA Polymerase|
|Eco31I||Eco31I restriction enzyme|
|SapIR||SapI restriction enzyme|
|XbaIR||XbaI restriction enzyme|
|NotIR (GC)||NotI restriction enzyme|
|SfiIR (cDNA)||SfiI (used to create cDNA libraries)|
|EcoRV||EcoRV restriction enzyme|
|NcoIR||NcoI restriction enzyme|
|HindIIIR||HindIII restriction enzyme|
|DpnIR||DpnI restriction enzyme|
|Bst HF||Bst polymerase, High fidelity|
|ETSSB||Extreme Thermostable Single-Stranded DNA Binding Protein|
|TthligK294R||Tth DNA Ligase K294R|
|dromedNK||dNK from drosophila|
|TEV protease||TEV protease|
|T4 PNK||T4 Polynucleotide Kinase|
|T4-BGT||T4 Phage β-glucosyltransferase|
|T7EI||T7EI (T7 Endonuclease I)|
|T4 PGD||T4 PGD (T4 Endonuclease V)|
|T4 g32||T4 gene 32|
|DNA Topoisomerase 1B Vaccinia Virus||DNA Topoisomerase 1B Vaccinia Virus|
|lambda red operon||lambda red operon (exo, bet, gam)|
|UDG||Uracil DNA glycosylase|
|Fpg||Formamidopyrimidine DNA Glycosylase|
|Endonuclease IV E. coli||Endonuclease IV E. coli|
|Endonuclease VIII E. coli||Endonuclease VIII E. coli|
|Exonuclease III E. coli||Exonuclease III E. coli|