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Anti Reverse Cap Analog (ARCA) used to forming Cap 0 structure,3´-O-Me-m7G(5')ppp(5')G
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A critical step in mRNA processing is the addition of a 5’ cap structure, a 5'-5' triphosphate linkage between the 5' initiating terminal of the RNA and a guanosine nucleotide. The cap is then methylated enzymatically at the N-7 position of the guanosine to form a mature mCAP.

And now, Anti Reverse Cap Analog (ARCA) is introduced. ARCA with the ability only inserting in the proper orientation, results in forming mRNAs that can be translated twice efficiently as those initiated with mCAP.

When preparing synthetic mRNA, the cap is often added prior to use in order to stabilize the mRNA and significantly enhance translation. Using a 4:1 mixture of a cap analog to GTP in transcription reactions will cap 80% of the resulting mRNAs.

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Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceSolution
StorageStore at -20°C or below
M.Wt817.4 (free acid)
FormulaC22H32N10O18P3 (free acid)
SynonymsAnti Reverse Cap Analog, 3´-O-Me-m7G(5')ppp(5')G
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESOC1C(COP([O-])(OP([O-])(OP([O-])(OCC2OC(N3C=[N+](C)C4=C3N=C(N)NC4=O)C(O)C2OC)=O)=O)=O)OC(N5C=NC6=C5N=C(N)NC6=O)C1O
Shipping ConditionShip with blue ice, or upon other requests.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. We do not recommend long-term storage for the solution, please use it up soon.

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