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m7G(5')ppp(5')G Cap Analog, used to forming Cap 0 structure
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mRNA of eucaryon and virus has a monomethylated cap structure, m7G(5')ppp(5')G or called mCAP, at the 5’-initiating terminal. The cap analog plays an important role in cellular processes, the initiation of protein synthesis, protecting RNA from exonuclease cleavage, uniquely recognition for recruiting protein factors for pre-mRNA splicing, polyadenylation and nuclear export. The cap could interact with different binding proteins, initiation factors and elements of ribosomes.

mCAP is the first cap analog for the molecular biology toolbox. MCAP inserts in the correct orientation to enhance translation with a 50% chance. The other 50% of molecules can’t be a substrate for efficient translation, reducing the specific activity of the transcript.

mCAP can be incorporated in a transcription by including a mixture of the cap analog and GTP (usually at a 4:1 ratio). Approximately 80% of synthesized mRNA will possess a 5’ cap, while the remaining 20% will possess a 5’ triphosphate.

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[2].Katibah GE1, Qin Y2, et al, Broad and adaptable RNA structure recognition by the human interferon-induced tetratricopeptide repeat protein IFIT5. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 19;111(33):12025-30.
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Chemical Properties

Physical AppearanceSolution
StorageStore at -20°C or below
M.Wt803.4 (free acid)
FormulaC21H30N10O18P3 (free acid)
Synonymsm7G(5')ppp(5')G Cap Analog, N7-Methyl-Guanosine-5'-Triphosphate-5'-Guanosine
SDFDownload SDF
Canonical SMILESOC1C(COP([O-])(OP([O-])(OP([O-])(OCC2OC(N3C=[N+](C)C4=C3N=C(N)NC4=O)C(O)C2O)=O)=O)=O)OC(N5C=NC6=C5N=C(N)NC6=O)C1O
Shipping ConditionEvaluation sample solution: ship with blue ice. All other available sizes: ship with RT, or blue ice upon request.
General tipsFor obtaining a higher solubility, please warm the tube at 37°C and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while. Stock solution can be stored below -20°C for several months.

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