• Product name

    RNA Bisulfite Conversion Kit
  • Sensitivity

    5 ng
  • Assay time

    3h 00m
  • Assay duration

    Multiple steps standard assay
  • Product overview

    The RNA Bisulfite Conversion Kit (ab185911) is a complete set of optimized reagents required for fast bisulfite conversion on a RNA sample. The converted RNA obtained with the RNA Bisulfite Conversion Kit is suitable for various downstream RNA methylation analysis including methylation specific RT-PCR, MS-HRM, and bisulfite RNA-sequencing (e.g., pyrosequencing and deep-sequencing).

  • Notes

    DNA cytosine methylation occurs by the covalent addition of a methyl group at the 5-carbon of the cytosine ring by DNA methyltransferases, resulting in 5-methylcytosine (5-mC). This process has been well studied and is generally associated with repression of gene expression. It was also observed that in humans, 5-mC occurs in various RNA molecules including tRNAs, rRNAs, mRNAs and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). At least 10,275 5-mC candidate sites were discovered in mRNAs and ncRNAs, which covered 10.6% of the total cytosine residues in the transcriptome. 5-mC seems to be enriched in some classes of ncRNA, but relatively depleted in mRNAs. However, the majority (83%) of their candidate sites were found in mRNAs. Within these transcripts 5-mC appears to be depleted within protein coding sequences but enriched in 5’ and 3’ UTRs. Two different methyltransferases, NSUN2 and Dnmt2 are known to catalyze the 5-mC modification in eukaryotic RNAs. Recent data strongly suggest that RNA cytosine methylation affects the regulation of various biological processes such as RNA stability and mRNA translation. Furthermore, loss of 5-mC in vault RNAs causes aberrant processing into Argonaute-associated small RNA fragments that can function as microRNAs. Thus, impaired processing of vault ncRNA may contribute to the etiology of human disorders related to NSUN2-deficiency.


  • Storage instructions

    Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 50 tests
    Control Primer F 1 x 10µl
    Control Primer R 1 x 10µl
    Conversion Buffer 1 x 8ml
    Conversion Powder 1 x 5 vials
    Desulphonation Solution 1 x 300µl
    Elution Buffer 1 x 1.2ml
    F-Collection Tube 1 x 50 units
    F-Spin Column 1 x 50 units
    NA Binding Solution 1 x 13ml
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