The recombinant-activating gene 2 (Rag2) plays an important role in the rearrangement and recombination of the genes of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor molecules during the initiation of V(D)J recombination. Loss of Rag2 protein leads to no mature T and B cells, the critical components of the adaptive immune system.
Primer Sequence (5’-3’) Tm
Product size (bp) Rag2KO primer 1 CCTCGGATTCTCAAAGCAAGGG 62 Mut: 881
Rag2KO primer 2 CAGGACGTATGTTACTGGCAAGTG 62
The fragments need to be verified by sequencing.
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