Analyze open chromatin regions at genome-wide scale.
ATAC-Seq Kit Overview
The ATAC-Seq Kit from Active Motif provides the reagents necessary to produce 16 unique sequencing-ready Illumina®-compatible ATAC-Seq libraries from 20 – 30 mg tissue or 50,000 – 100,000 cells per reaction. The optimized protocol guides you through the steps for sample preparation, tagmentation and library preparation, yielding next-gen sequencing-ready libraries that can be multiplexed in a single flow cell sequencing run.
ATAC-Seq Kit Highlights:
- Reveal the genomic sequence of open chromatin regions
- Yields next-gen sequencing-ready libraries in hours
- Simple and rapid optimized protocol & reagents
ATAC-Seq Kit Contents
The ATAC-Seq Kit is shipped at two temperatures, with one box on dry ice for components to be stored at -20°C, and a second box at room temperature for components to be stored at 4°C. Please store components according to the storage conditions in the manual after first use. All reagents are guaranteed stable for 6 months from date of receipt when stored properly.
- ATAC Lysis Buffer, store at RT
- Assembled Transposomes, store at -20°C
- 2X Tagmentation Buffer, store at -20°C
- 1X PBS, store at -20°C or RT
- 10X PBS, store at RT
- 10% Tween 20, store at RT
- 0.5% Digitonin, store at -20°C
- DNA Purification Columns, store at RT
- DNA Purification Binding Buffer, store at RT
- DNA Purification Wash Buffer, store at RT
- DNA Purification Elution Buffer, store at RT
- 3 M Sodium Acetate, store at RT
- 10 mM dNTPs, store at -20°C
- 5X Q5 Buffer, store at -20°C
- Q5 High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase, store at -20°C
- i7 Indexed Primer 1, store at -20°C
- i7 Indexed Primer 2, store at -20°C
- i7 Indexed Primer 3, store at -20°C
- i7 Indexed Primer 4, store at -20°C
- i5 Indexed Primer 1, store at -20°C
- i5 Indexed Primer 2, store at -20°C
- i5 Indexed Primer 3, store at -20°C
- i5 Indexed Primer 4, store at -20°C
- SPRI Beads, store at 4°C
ATAC-Seq Kit Data
The ATAC-Seq kit contains the necessary reagents and enzymes to perform 16 ATAC-Seq reactions. These kit components are optimized to work efficiently and have been validated to generate high-quality ATAC-Seq data.
Reveal Open Chromatin Locations at Promoters
The chromatin at promoters of genes that are transcriptionally active are generally open or accessible. ATAC-Seq assays result in peaks at these locations, revealing those open chromatin regions in the samples being investigated.
Kit Performance Correlates with Published Data
The Active Motif ATAC-Seq Kit generates high-quality data. ATAC-Seq data from experiments performed with the ATAC-Seq Kit correlates very well with published ATAC-Seq data, highlighting that this assay is robust and reproducible.
ATAC-Seq Kit FAQs
Is this kit the same as the original Buenrostro et al. Nature 2013 paper?
This kit is based off a combination of the original Buenrostro paper and the Corces et al. Nature 2017 paper, and we have optimized the buffers for a more robust and efficient assay.
What is the source of the recombinant Tn5 enzyme in this kit?
The recombinant Tn5 enzyme in this kit is a hyperactive mutant that we cloned, expressed, purified, and test in-house. The Assembled Transposomes containing this enzyme are provided pre-loaded with the next-gen sequencing adapters, so it is ready-to-use without any optimization or other preparation required.
What is the minimum number of cells or tissue per reaction?
50,000 cells or 20 mg tissue.
Can frozen tissue and cells be used?
Yes, but the samples must be high quality to preserve viability. Cells should be cryopreserved in a controlled-rate freeze with media formulated to protect against ice crystal formation and subsequent cell damage, and tissue should be flash frozen at -80°C.
Can nuclei be frozen for later use in ATAC-Seq?
Yes, extracted nuclei can be cryopreserved and frozen at -80°C for later use. Nuclei can also be pooled together to increase the sample size.
Can FACS-sorted cells be used?
It is possible, but cells could be damaged during the FACS-sorting process. For good ATAC-Seq libraries, cells must be viable.
Do you have a recommendation for a 40 micron mesh strainer for tissue samples?
Yes, we recommend the Falcon 40 micron cell strainer (Falcon catalog no. 352340).
I don’t have a thermomixer. Can I still use the kit?
Using a thermomixer is recommended. However, we have tested this and incubated the tagmentation reaction without the use of a mixer at 37°C in a thermal cycler with a heated lid and the reaction was successful.
Can all the reagents and kit components, including master mixes and enzymes, thaw out and be prepared at room temperature?
Everything except the Assembled Transposomes and Q5 DNA polymerase can be thawed at room temperature. The Assembled Transposomes and Q5 DNA Polymerase are formulated with glycerol and will not need thawing, just put these on ice. The other components can be frozen again and thawed again for future reactions, so not all 16 reactions need to be done simultaneously.
What is the expected final library size, and what should the library traces look like on a fragment analyzer?
How many sequencing reads are needed per sample?
Typically 30 million paired-end reads is sufficient, with 20 million being a minimum. The number of reads is dependent both on the sample genome and the end goal of the ATAC-Seq assay. If the sample genome is very large, or if more advanced analysis is required, more sequencing reads may be needed.
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