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Bls I

Source: Bacillus simplex 23


5000 u/ml    Store at -20°C

Recognition site DNA sequence with at least two 5mC:



Source: Bacillus simplex 23
The enzyme cleaves C5-methylated DNA and doesn’t cut unmodified DNA

 Supplied in:10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.5); 200 mM NaCl; 0,1 mM EDTA; 200 µg/ml BSA; 7 mM  2- mercaptoethanol; 50% glycerol.

Reaction Conditions:

1X SEBuffer W.

Incubate at  30°C.

1X SEBuffer W (pH 8.5 @ 25ºC):

10 mM Tris-HCl, 100 mM NaCl, 10 mM MgCl2, 1 mM DTT

Substrate specificity: BlsI cleaves DNA sequence 5’- PuPyNPuPy-3’/3′-PyPuNPyPu-5′, if at least two 5-methylcytosines are present in the recognition site (N isn’t considering). The enzyme activity varies for different sites and depends on number and position of methylated cytosines in the recognition sequence. BlsI doesn’t cleave DNA sequence 5′-A(5mC)NGT-3’/3′-TGN(5mC)A-5′.

Optimal recognition site: 5`-G(5mC)NGC-3`/3`-(5mC)GN(5mC)G-5`

Unit Definition: One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme required to hydrolyze at least one of three canonical sites: 5`-G(5mC)NG(5mC)-3`/3`-CGN(5mC)G-5` in 1 μg of linearized plasmid pFsp4HI3 in 1 hour at 30°C in a total reaction volume of 50 μl. Concentrated enzymes are diluted to approximately 1000 units/ml with the buffer [10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.6); 50 mM KCl; 0.1 mM EDTA; 1 mM DTT; 200 µg/ml BSA; 50% glycerol] before the activity determination. DNA pFsp4HI3/DriI is a linearized plasmid pFsp4HI3, which carries a gene of DNA-methyltransferase M.Fsp4HI and includes three canonical sites: 5`-G(5mC)NG(5mC)-3`/3`-CGN(5mC)G-5`.

Quality Control Assays

16-Hour Incubation: No  detectable degradation of 1μg of Lambda DNA was observed after incubation with 10 units of enzyme for 16 hours at 30°C in a total reaction volume of 50 μl.

Oligonucleotide Assay: No detectable degradation of a single- and double-stranded oligonucleotide was observed after incubation with 5 units of enzyme for 3 hours.

Enzyme Properties

Activity in SEBuffers:

SEBuffer B     10-25%

SEBuffer G     10-25%

SEBuffer O     50-75%

SEBuffer W      100%

SEBuffer Y    75-100%

SEBuffer ROSE  50%

When using a buffer other than the optimal (supplied) SEBuffer, it may be necessary to add more enzyme to achieve a complete digestion.

Reagents supplied with enzyme: 10X SEBuffer W

Heat Inactivation: Yes   (65°C for 20 minutes)


E533Bls I

100 Units

E534Bls I

500 Units




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