TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Guide - Support

TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Guide - Support
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2014
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• Corrected 42°C incubation time in Incubate 1 CDP procedures
• Modified total RNA input to 0.1–1 μg
• Modified alternative isolated mRNA input to 10–100 ng
• Renamed Incubate 1 IMP to Incubate IMP
• Corrected Kit Contents box 1 shipping temperature
• Corrected the RNA Purification Beads part number
• Added bioanalyzer and DNA 1000 Kit to equipment list
• Created new section of Additional Resources
• Added reference to BaseSpace® to organize samples, libraries,
pools, and runs
• Replaced Best Practices section with a reference to content on the
Illumina website
• Replaced Adapter Options and Pooling Guidelines sections with a
reference to the TruSeq Sample Preparation Pooling Guide (part #
15042173)
• Created new appendix of Supporting Information containing
Acronyms, Kit Contents, Consumables and Equipment, and Indexed
Adapter Sequences
• In the Alternate Fragmentation Protocols Appendix, clarified
instructions for samples requiring 0 minutes fragmentation time
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Description of Change
• Clarified that when starting with previously isolated mRNA, begin
the protocol at the Incubate RFP procedures
• Revised Usage Guidelines reagent volume table :
• Added RNA Adapter tubes and RNA Purification Beads
• Revised the control, Bead Washing Buffer and First Strand
Master Mix volumes
• Removed Resuspension Buffer because it varies per procedure
• Corrected PCR Primer Cocktail part number in Kit Contents
• Reformatted the consumables list at the start of each procedure to
a table.
• Modified Purify and Fragment mRNA preparation to include
thawing Resuspension Buffer to allow adequate time before use
during Synthesize Second Strand cDNA procedure. Removed
instructions to thaw Resuspension Buffer during Perform End
Repair preparation, because it has already been thawed.
• After initial thaw, modified Resuspension Buffer storage to be to
2°C to 8°C
• Modified Incubate 1 ALP procedures during Adenylate 3' Ends
process to add an incubation at 70°C for 5 minutes followed by a
4°C hold.
• Added recommendation for two microheating systems and MIDI
plate inserts to support modified Incubate 1 ALP procedures in HS
protocol
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• Added reagent volume table to Usage Guidelines
• Revised Tracking Tools documentation download information
• Added kit box reference for each indexed adapter
• Added Pooling Guidelines for low-plexity index combinations
• Changed Consumables and Equipment supplier name for 1.5 ml
RNase/DNase-free non-sticky tubes and magnetic stand-96
• Revised sample prep workflow diagrams to include Perform End
Repair procedure
• Removed instructions throughout LS protocol to adjust pipette to
a specified volume before mixing.
• Make RFP - added step to centrifuge BBB before adding to samples
• Make CDP - Clarified SuperScript II to First Strand Master Mix
tube ratio
• Appendix A - Alternate Fragmentation Protocol:
• Clarified footnote b in Library Insert Fragmentation Time table
• Included figure showing Shortened Fragmentation Time Results
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Description of Change
• Low Throughput (LT) protocol renamed Low Sample (LS) protocol
• High Throughput (HT) protocol renamed High Sample (HS) protocol
• Removed TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 document catalog numbers
• Best Practices section changes:
• Added Handling Master Mix Reagents section
• Renamed AMPure XP Handling to Handling Magnetic Beads
• Clarified Usage Guidelines
• Added Equipment section
• Tracking Tools section changes:
• Removed sample sheet format guidelines and direct reader to
sequencing analysis software user guide for detailed sample
sheet guidelines
• Illumina Experiment Manager introduced
• Kit Contents section changes:
• Kit part numbers added
• Bead Binding Buffer, RNA Purification Beads, and PCR Primer
Cocktail part numbers changed
• Removed instructions throughout protocol to "take care not to
disturb the beads and change the tip after each sample", instead
adding a note in the introduction section of each protocol to
review the Best Practices
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2011
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Description of Change
• Removed steps in procedures to pre-heat thermal cycler lid and
thermal cycler programs details, because thermal cycler
programming instructions are duplicated in the preparation
section of each procedure and now include lid pre-heating step
• Changed "multiplexed" to "indexed" throughout documentation to
refer to both dual-indexing and single-indexing
• Purify and Fragment mRNA (LS protocol) - Revised procedure if
starting protocol with 10–400 ng of previously isolated mRNA
• Wash RBP - Remove the adhesive seal from plate before placing
the plate on the magnet to avoid disturbing the beads
• Indicated Second Strand Master Mix requires 1 tube per 48
reactions
• Make CDP - Corrected SuperScript II to First Strand Master Mix
tube ratio
• Clean Up CDP renamed Purify CDP
• Ligate Adapters (LS protocol) - Included final step to transfer
supernatant from CAP to PCR plate
• Enrich DNA Fragments:
• Removed "one tube each" following PMM and PPC specified in
preparation steps, because 1 tube per 48 reactions is required
• Make PCR (LS protocol) - mixing step modified to adjust pipette
to 50 μl
• Removed all indicators that Normalize and Pool Libraries
procedure/section is optional, because normalization is required.
Pooling remains optional
• Make PDP - Updated pool sample information to include 2–
24 libraries
• Appendix A - Alternate Fragmentation Protocol:
• Updated thermal cycler Elution 2 - Frag - Prime program
temperature
• Added average library size information
Initial Release
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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
List of Tables
Chapter 1 Overview
Introduction
Protocol Features
RNA Input Recommendations
In-Line Control DNA
Additional Resources
Chapter 2 Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Introduction
Sample Prep Workflow
Prepare Adapter Setup
Purify and Fragment mRNA
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
Perform End Repair
Adenylate 3' Ends
Ligate Adapters
Enrich DNA Fragments
Validate Library
Normalize and Pool Libraries
Chapter 3 High Sample (HS) Protocol
Introduction
Sample Prep Workflow
Prepare Adapter Setup
Purify and Fragment mRNA
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
Perform End Repair
Adenylate 3' Ends
Ligate Adapters
Enrich DNA Fragments
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Appendix A Supporting Information
Introduction
Acronyms
Kit Contents
Consumables and Equipment
TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Indexed Adapter Sequences
Appendix B Alternate Fragmentation Protocols
Introduction
Modify RNA Fragmentation Time
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List of Tables
Table 1 Protocol Features
Table 2 In-Line Control Functions
Table 3 Acronyms
Table 4 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 Kits
Table 5 User-Supplied Consumables
Table 6 User-Supplied Consumables - Additional Items for LS Processing
Table 7 User-Supplied Consumables - Additional Items for HS Processing
Table 8 User-Supplied Equipment
Table 9 User-Supplied Equipment - Additional Items for HS Processing
Table 10 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set A Indexed Adapter Sequences
Table 11 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set B Indexed Adapter Sequences
Table 12 Library Insert Fragmentation Time
Table 13 Illumina General Contact Information
Table 14 Illumina Customer Support Telephone Numbers
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Introduction
Protocol Features
RNA Input Recommendations
In-Line Control DNA
Additional Resources
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Chapter 1
Overview
Overview
Introduction
This protocol explains how to convert the mRNA in total RNA into a library of template
molecules suitable for subsequent cluster generation and DNA sequencing using the
reagents provided in the Illumina® TruSeq® RNA Sample Preparation Kit v2.
The first step in the workflow involves purifying the poly-A containing mRNA molecules
using oligo-dT attached magnetic beads. Following purification, the mRNA is fragmented
into small pieces using divalent cations under elevated temperature. The cleaved RNA
fragments are copied into first strand cDNA using reverse transcriptase and random
primers. Second strand cDNA synthesis follows, using DNA Polymerase I and RNase H.
The cDNA fragments then go through an end repair process, the addition of a single ‘A’
base, and then ligation of the adapters. The products are then purified and enriched with
PCR to create the final cDNA library.
The sample preparation protocol offers:
Streamlined Workflow
} Master-mixed reagents reduce reagent containers, pipetting and hands-on time
} Universal adapter for preparation of mRNA samples
Higher Throughput
} 24 indexed adapters (12 per Set A kit and 12 per Set B kit) allow for simultaneous
preparation of 96 indexed mRNA samples for sequencing when both kits are used
} Volumes optimized for standard 96-well plate
Improved Troubleshooting
} Process control checks built-in for QC
Universal Index Adapter Tags All Samples
} Additional adapters and primers not necessary
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This guide documents the sample preparation protocol using the Illumina TruSeq RNA
Sample Prep Kit v2 or Alternate Kit.
} Chapter 2 Low Sample (LS) Protocol explains how to perform the TruSeq RNA Sample
Preparation v2 using the Low Sample Protocol
} Chapter 3 High Sample (HS) Protocol explains how to perform the TruSeq RNA
Sample Preparation v2 using the High Sample Protocol
Equivalent results can be expected from either protocol and their distinguishing elements
are as follows:
Table 1 Protocol Features
Number of samples processed at one
time
Plate Type
Low Sample
≤ 48 with indexed
adapters
High Sample
> 48 with indexed
adapters
96-well 0.3 ml PCR
96-well MIDI
96-well HSP
96-well MIDI
96-well thermal cycler
Microheating system
Microplate shaker
Incubation Equipment
96-well thermal cycler
Mixing Method
Pipetting
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Protocol Features
Protocol Features
Overview
RNA Input Recommendations
It is important to follow the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 input recommendations.
Total RNA Input
} Optimization
• The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 protocols are optimized for 0.1–1 μg of total
RNA.
• Lower amounts might result in inefficient ligation and low yield.
} Testing
• The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 protocols have been tested using 0.1–1 μg of
high-quality universal human reference total RNA as input.
• Use of RNA from other species, tissues, or qualities might require further
optimization regarding the initial input amount.
} The protocol recommends diluting the in-line controls for tracking the steps involved
in converting dsDNA into libraries.
• The dilution is optimized for 0.1–1 μg of high-quality input RNA.
• When using less RNA or RNA with very low mRNA content, these controls might
need further dilution.
• If no controls are added, use Resuspension Buffer in place of the controls in the
protocol.
} It is important to know the quality of the RNA starting material. The fragmentation
conditions were optimized for high-quality RNA.
• Using the same fragmentation conditions for degraded RNAs, which are shorter
than full length RNA, cause the libraries to be shorter. Shorter libraries can result in
low yield or failure of the protocol.
• Use of degraded RNA can result in low yield, over-representation of the 3' ends of
the RNA molecules, or failure of the protocol.
• Illumina recommends that you check total RNA integrity following isolation using
an Agilent Technologies 2100 Bioanalyzer for human (or mammalian) samples
with an RNA Integrity Number (RIN) value ≥ 8.
• RNA that has DNA contamination results in an underestimation of the amount of
RNA used.
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Figure 1 Starting RNA Bioanalyzer Trace
Alternatively, you can run a formaldehyde 1% agarose gel and judge the integrity of
RNA upon staining with ethidium bromide.
• High-quality RNA shows a 28S rRNA band at 4.5 kb at twice the intensity of the
18S rRNA band at 1.9 kb.
• Both kb determinations are relative to an RNA 6000 ladder.
• The mRNA appears as a smear from 0.5–12 kb.
Purified mRNA Input
You can also use previously isolated mRNA as starting material. Use the entire fraction of
mRNA purified from 0.1–1 μg of total RNA. If you start with isolated mRNA, follow the
Illumina recommendations for isolated mRNA specified in the introduction of the Purify
and Fragment mRNA procedures. Begin mRNA fragmentation with Incubate RFP on page
20 for LS processing or Incubate RFP on page 59 for HS processing.
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RNA Input Recommendations
• Illumina recommends including a DNase step with the RNA isolation method.
However, contaminant DNA is removed during mRNA purification.
} The following figure shows a Universal Human Reference (UHR) starting RNA
Bioanalyzer trace.
Overview
Positive Control
Illumina recommends using Agilent Technologies Human UHR total RNA
(catalog # 740000) as a positive control sample for this protocol.
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The End Repair Control, A-Tailing Control, and Ligation Control contain DNA fragments
used as controls for the enzymatic activities of the End Repair Mix, A-Tailing Mix, and
Ligation Mix, respectively. Each reagent contains dsDNA fragments designed to report the
success or failure of a specific enzymatic activity used in the library preparation process.
Sequencing determines the readout. If the sequence of an in-line control is in the final
sequencing data viewed in the Sequence Analysis Viewer (SAV), it indicates that its
corresponding step was successful. If it does not, or if it is in substantially diminished
numbers, it indicates the step failed. The controls are intended for troubleshooting and are
useful for identifying the specific mode of failure, but are uninformative in cases where
sequencing data are not generated from a library.
NOTE
The use of these controls is optional and they can be replaced with the same volume of
Resuspension Buffer.
The control molecules work through the design of their ends. Controls are added to the
reactions before their corresponding step in the protocol. Their end structures match the
end structures of a DNA molecule that has not gone through the step. If the step is
successful, the control molecule is modified to participate in downstream reactions of
library generation and resulting in sequencing data. If the step fails, the control molecule
does not go forward in the process and no sequencing data are generated. Using 1 μg of
starting material, the controls yield approximately 0.2% of clusters, although the yield can
vary based on library yield.
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In-Line Control DNA
In-Line Control DNA
Overview
Table 2 In-Line Control Functions
Reagent
Function
End Repair Mix
End Repair Mix
A-Tailing Mix
Ligation Mix
Control
End repair: Generate blunt ended
End
fragments by 3'–>5' exonuclease and Repair
5'–>3' polymerase activities
Control
1*
End repair: Add 5'-phosphate
End
groups needed for downstream
Repair
ligation
Control
2*
A-tailing: Make fragments
Acompatible with adapters and
Tailing
prevent self-ligation by adding a 3'- Control
A overhang
Ligation: Join 3'-T overhang
Ligation
adapters to 3'-A overhang inserts
Control
Structure of
Control DNA
Ends
5' overhang at one
end, 3' overhang
at other end
Blunt with 5'-OH
group
Blunt with 5'phosphate group
Single-base 3' 'A'
base overhang
*End Repair Control 1 and End Repair Control 2 are separate controls included in the End Repair Control
reagent
The control reagents can be used for various library insert sizes. Each is provided in
ladders ranging from approximately 150–850 bp in 100 bp increments. Each control
molecule has a unique DNA sequence, indicating both its function and size. The RTA
software (v1.9, and later) recognizes these sequences and isolates the control sequences
from the main body of sequencing reads. RTA reports the control sequences counts per lane
in the controls tab of the RTA status.html page. For more information regarding the control
read-out in the SAV, see the Sequence Analysis Viewer User Guide (part # 15020619).
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The following resources are available for TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 protocol
guidance and sample tracking. Access these and other resources on the Illumina website at
support.illumina.com/sequencing/kits.ilmn. Then, select TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit
v2 Support.
Resource
Description
Training
Illustrates elements of the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2
process. Viewing these videos is recommended for new and
less experienced users before starting sample preparation.
Click Training on TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Support
Best Practices
Provides best practices specific to this protocol. Review these
best practices before starting sample preparation. Topics
include:
• Handling Liquids
• Handling Master Mix Reagents
• Handling Magnetic Beads
• Avoiding Cross-Contamination
• Potential DNA Contaminants
• Temperature Considerations
• Equipment
Click Best Practices on TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit
v2 Support
TruSeq RNA Sample
Preparation v2 Low Sample
Experienced User Card and Lab
Tracking Form (part #
15026498)
TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Guide
Provides LS protocol instructions, but with less detail than
what is provided in this user guide. New or less experienced
users are advised to follow this user guide and not the EUC
and LTF.
Click Documentation & Literature on TruSeq RNA Sample
Prep Kit v2 Support
9
Additional Resources
Additional Resources
Overview
10
Resource
Description
TruSeq RNA Sample
Preparation v2 High Sample
Experienced User Card and Lab
Tracking Form (part #
15026497)
Provides HS protocol instructions, but with less detail than
what is provided in this user guide. New or less experienced
users are advised to follow this user guide and not the EUC
and LTF.
Click Documentation & Literature on TruSeq RNA Sample
Prep Kit v2 Support
Illumina Experiment Manager
(IEM)
Enables you to create and edit appropriate sample sheets for
Illumina sequencers and analysis software and record
parameters for your sample plate.
To download the software, click Downloads on TruSeq RNA
Sample Prep Kit v2 Support
To download the documentation, click Documentation &
Literature on TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Support
BaseSpace®
Sequencing data analysis tool that also enables you to
organize samples, libraries, pools, and sequencing runs in a
single environment.
For more information on BaseSpace see,
support.illumina.com/sequencing/sequencing_
software/basespace.ilmn
TruSeq Sample Preparation
Pooling Guide (part # 15042173)
Provides TruSeq pooling guidelines for sample preparation.
Review this guide before beginning library preparation.
Click Documentation & Literature on TruSeq RNA Sample
Prep Kit v2 Support
Sequencing Library qPCR
Quantification Guide
(part # 11322363)
Describes a qPCR method for quantifying sequencing by
synthesis (SBS) libraries generated using the Illumina sample
preparation protocols.
Click Documentation & Literature on TruSeq RNA Sample
Prep Kit v2 Support
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Chapter 2 Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Introduction
Sample Prep Workflow
Prepare Adapter Setup
Purify and Fragment mRNA
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
Perform End Repair
Adenylate 3' Ends
Ligate Adapters
Enrich DNA Fragments
Validate Library
Normalize and Pool Libraries
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13
14
15
21
24
27
31
34
39
43
45
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Chapter 2
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Introduction
This chapter describes the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 LS protocol. Illumina
recommends this protocol for processing 48 or fewer samples at one time. When processing
more than 48 samples at one time, Illumina recommends following the Chapter 3 High
Sample (HS) Protocol.
} Follow the protocol in the order described, using the specified volumes and incubation
parameters.
} Before proceeding review the following:
• Best Practices—See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to access
TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on the Illumina website.
• Appendix A Supporting Information—Confirm your kit contents and make sure
that you have obtained all of the requisite equipment and consumables for the
LS protocol.
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Sample Prep Workflow
Sample Prep Workflow
The following illustrates the processes of the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 LS
protocol to prepare templates using 24 indexed adapters.
Figure 2 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 LS Workflow
TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Guide
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Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Prepare Adapter Setup
If you are pooling, use IEM or BaseSpace to record information about your samples before
beginning library preparation.
} Do one of the following:
• Use IEM to create and edit sample sheets for Illumina sequencers and analysis
software. See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download
IEM software and documentation from the Illumina website.
• Use BaseSpace to organize samples, libraries, pools, and a run for Illumina
sequencers and analysis software. See Additional Resources on page 9 for
information on how to access BaseSpace or download BaseSpace documentation
from the Illumina website.
} Review planning steps in the TruSeq Sample Preparation Pooling Guide (part # 15042173).
See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download the guide from
the Illumina website.
Illumina recommends arranging samples that will be combined into a common pool in the
same row. Include a common index in each column. This arrangement facilitates pipetting
operations when dispensing indexed adapters and pooling indexed libraries later in the
protocol.
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This process purifies the polyA containing mRNA molecules using oligo-dT attached
magnetic beads using two rounds of purification. During the second elution of the polyA
RNA, the RNA is also fragmented and primed for cDNA synthesis. Reference the following
diagram while performing the purification procedures:
Figure 3 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Purification Workflow
It is important to follow this procedure exactly to be sure of reproducibility.
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Purify and Fragment mRNA
Purify and Fragment mRNA
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
NOTE
Allow the beads to fully pellet against the magnetic stand 5 minutes. Remove the
supernatant from the beads immediately while the beads are still pelleted against the
magnetic stand. Do not allow the pellets to dry.
NOTE
Illumina recommends that you use 0.1–1 μg of total RNA and use PCR plates with a
magnetic plate stand for this process. Alternatively, you can start the protocol with 10–100 ng
of previously isolated mRNA. If you do so, the mRNA must be concentrated into 5 μl or less
before addition to the Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix. Concentrate by ethanol precipitation or
on a QIAGEN MinElute column.
• If ethanol precipitation is used, resuspend the pellet in 18 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment
Mix.
• If a QIAGEN MinElute column is used, elute the mRNA with 5 μl molecular biologygrade water and add 13 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix. The use of the MinElute column
results in a loss of up to 50% of the mRNA due to the low elution volume.
In either case, heat the mRNA in Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix to fragment at Incubate RFP on
page 20 in this process.
Consumables
16
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Bead Binding Buffer (BBB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Bead Washing Buffer (BWB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
(EPF)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Elution Buffer (ELB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
RNA Purification Beads (RPB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
RBP (RNA Bead Plate) barcode
label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
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Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
3
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel pipettes)
6
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps
(if using multichannel pipettes)
6
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• Bead Binding Buffer
• Bead Washing Buffer
• Elution Buffer
• Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
• Resuspension Buffer
NOTE
The Resuspension Buffer can be stored at 2°C to 8°C after the initial thaw.
NOTE
After use in this procedure, store the Bead Binding Buffer, Bead Washing Buffer, and
Elution Buffer at 2°C to 8°C for subsequent experiments.
} Remove the RNA Purification Beads tube from 2°C to 8°C storage and let stand to bring
to room temperature.
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Purify and Fragment mRNA
Item
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following programs:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 65°C for 5 minutes, 4°C hold—save as mRNA Denaturation
• 80°C for 2 minutes, 25°C hold—save as mRNA Elution 1
• 94°C for 8 minutes, 4°C hold—save as Elution 2 - Frag - Prime
NOTE
For inserts larger than 120–200 bp with a median size of 150 bp, see Appendix B
Alternate Fragmentation Protocols.
} Set the centrifuge to 15°C to 25°C, if refrigerated.
} Apply an RBP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Make RBP
1
Dilute the total RNA with nuclease-free ultra pure water to a final volume of 50 μl in
the new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the RBP barcode.
2
Vortex the room temperature RNA Purification Beads tube vigorously to resuspend the
oligo-dT beads.
3
Add 50 μl RNA Purification Beads to each well of the RBP plate to bind the polyA
RNA to the oligo-dT beads. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to
mix thoroughly.
4
Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
Incubate 1 RBP
1
Place the sealed RBP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid and
select mRNA Denaturation (65°C for 5 minutes, 4°C hold) to denature the RNA and
facilitate binding of the polyA RNA to the beads.
2
Remove the RBP plate from the thermal cycler when it reaches 4°C.
3
Place the RBP plate on the bench and incubate at room temperature for 5 minutes to
allow the RNA to bind to the beads.
Wash RBP
1
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Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
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Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to
separate the polyA RNA bound beads from the solution.
3
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate.
4
Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
5
Wash the beads by adding 200 μl Bead Washing Buffer in each well of the RBP plate to
remove unbound RNA. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix
thoroughly.
6
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
7
Centrifuge the thawed Elution Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
8
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate. The
supernatant contains most of the ribosomal and other non-messenger RNA.
9
Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
10 Add 50 μl Elution Buffer in each well of the RBP plate. Gently pipette the entire volume
up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly.
11 Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
12 Store the Elution Buffer tube at 4°C.
Incubate 2 RBP
1
Place the sealed RBP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid and
select mRNA Elution 1 (80°C for 2 minutes, 25°C hold) to elute the mRNA from the
beads. Both the mRNA and any contaminant rRNA that have bound the beads nonspecifically are released.
2
Remove the RBP plate from the thermal cycler when it reaches 25°C.
3
Place the RBP plate on the bench at room temperature.
4
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
Make RFP
1
Centrifuge the thawed Bead Binding Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
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Purify and Fragment mRNA
2
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
2
Add 50 μl Bead Binding Buffer to each well of the RBP plate. This allows mRNA to
specifically rebind the beads, while reducing the amount of rRNA that non-specifically
binds. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly.
3
Incubate the RBP plate at room temperature for 5 minutes and store the Bead Binding
Buffer tube at 2°C to 8°C.
4
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
5
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate.
6
Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
7
Wash the beads by adding 200 μl Bead Washing Buffer in each well of the RBP plate.
Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly.
8
Store the Bead Washing Buffer tube at 2°C to 8°C.
9
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
10 Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate. The
supernatant contains residual rRNA and other contaminants that were released in the
first elution and did not rebind the beads.
11 Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
12 Add 19.5 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix to each well of the RBP plate. Gently pipette
the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly. The Elute, Prime, Fragment
Mix contains random hexamers for RT priming and serves as the first strand cDNA
synthesis reaction buffer.
13 Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
14 Store the Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix tube at -25°C to -15°C.
Incubate RFP
20
1
Place the sealed RBP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid and
select Elution 2 - Frag - Prime (94°C for 8 minutes, 4°C hold) to elute, fragment, and
prime the RNA.
2
Remove the RBP plate from the thermal cycler when it reaches 4°C and centrifuge
briefly.
3
Proceed immediately to Synthesize First Strand cDNA on page 21.
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This process reverse transcribes the cleaved RNA fragments primed with random
hexamers into first strand cDNA using reverse transcriptase and random primers.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
First Strand Master Mix (FSM)
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
CDP (cDNA Plate) barcode
label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
SuperScript II Reverse
Transcriptase
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
User
Preparation
} Remove one tube of First Strand Master Mix from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw it at
room temperature.
NOTE
The First Strand Master Mix with SuperScript II added is stable to additional freeze-thaw
cycles and can be used for subsequent experiments. If more than six freeze-thaw cycles
are anticipated, divide the First Strand Master Mix into smaller aliquots and store at
-25°C to -15°C.
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Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as 1st Strand:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 25°C for 10 minutes
• 42°C for 50 minutes
• 70°C for 15 minutes
• Hold at 4°C
} Apply a CDP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Make CDP
22
1
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Do not
remove the plate from the magnetic stand.
2
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
3
Transfer 17 μl of the supernatant (fragmented and primed mRNA) from each well of
the RBP plate to the corresponding well of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the
CDP barcode.
4
Centrifuge the thawed First Strand Master Mix tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
5
Add 50 μl SuperScript II to the First Strand Master Mix tube. If you are not using the
entire contents of the First Strand Master Mix tube, add SuperScript II at a ratio of 1 μl
SuperScript II for each 9 μl First Strand Master Mix. Mix gently, but thoroughly, and
centrifuge briefly.
Label the First Strand Master Mix tube to indicate that the SuperScript II has been
added.
6
Add 8 μl First Strand Master Mix and SuperScript II mix to each well of the CDP plate.
Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly.
7
Seal the CDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal and centrifuge briefly.
8
Return the First Strand Master Mix tube to -25°C to -15°C storage immediately after use.
Part # 15026495 Rev. F
1
Place the sealed CDP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid, and
then select and run the 1st Strand program.
a Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
b 25°C for 10 minutes
c 42°C for 50 minutes
d 70°C for 15 minutes
e Hold at 4°C
2
When the thermal cycler reaches 4°C, remove the CDP plate from the thermal cycler
and proceed immediately to Synthesize Second Strand cDNA on page 24.
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Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Incubate 1 CDP
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
This process removes the RNA template and synthesizes a replacement strand to generate
ds cDNA. AMPure XP beads are used to separate the ds cDNA from the second strand
reaction mix.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
Second Strand Master Mix
(SSM)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
IMP (Insert Modification Plate)
barcode label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
90 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
2
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoir (if using multichannel
pipettes)
4
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the Second Strand Master Mix from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw at room
temperature.
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
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Add SSM
1
Centrifuge the thawed Second Strand Master Mix at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
2
Remove the adhesive seal from the CDP plate.
3
Add 25 μl thawed Second Strand Master Mix to each well of the CDP plate. Gently
pipette the entire volume up and down 6 times to mix thoroughly.
4
Seal the CDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
Incubate 2 CDP
1
Place the sealed CDP plate on the pre-heated thermal cycler. Close the lid and incubate
at 16°C for 1 hour.
2
Remove the CDP plate from the thermal cycler and place it on the bench.
3
Remove the adhesive seal from the CDP plate.
4
Let the CDP plate stand to bring it to room temperature.
Purify CDP
1
Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
2
Add 90 μl well-mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the CDP plate containing
50 μl ds cDNA. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix
thoroughly.
3
Incubate the CDP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
4
Place the CDP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature, for 5 minutes to make
sure that all of the beads are bound to the side of the wells.
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Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
} Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
} Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
} Pre-heat the thermal cycler to 16°C.
} Apply an IMP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
5
Remove and discard 135 μl of the supernatant from each well of the CDP plate.
NOTE
Leave the CDP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (6–8).
6
With the CDP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
7
Incubate the CDP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well.
8
Repeat steps 6 and 7 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
9
Let the CDP plate stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to dry, and then remove
the plate from the magnetic stand.
10 Centrifuge the thawed, room temperature Resuspension Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
11 Add 52.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the CDP plate. Gently pipette the
entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
12 Incubate the CDP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
13 Place the CDP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
14 Transfer 50 μl supernatant (ds cDNA) from the CDP plate to the new 96-well
0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the IMP barcode.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Perform End Repair on page 27, you can safely
stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive
seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to seven days.
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This process converts the overhangs resulting from fragmentation into blunt ends using an
End Repair Mix. The 3' to 5' exonuclease activity of this mix removes the 3' overhangs and
the polymerase activity fills in the 5' overhangs.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
End Repair Mix (ERP)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
[Optional] End Repair Control
(CTE)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
ALP (Adapter Ligation Plate)
barcode label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
160 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
2
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Guide
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Perform End Repair
Perform End Repair
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Preparation
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• End Repair Control
NOTE
The use of the End Repair Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
• End Repair Mix
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
} Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
} Remove the IMP plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Purify CDP on page 25 and let stand to thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed IMP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed IMP plate.
} Pre-heat the thermal cycler to 30°C.
} Choose the thermal cycler pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
} Apply an ALP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Make IMP
1
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Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Centrifuge the thawed End Repair Control tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
— Dilute the End Repair Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (1 μl End Repair
Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted End
Repair Control after use.
— Add 10 μl diluted End Repair Control to each well of the IMP plate that
contains 50 μl ds cDNA.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 10 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the IMP plate that contains 50 μl ds cDNA.
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Add 40 μl End Repair Mix to each well of the IMP plate containing the ds cDNA.
Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
3
Seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
Incubate IMP
1
Place the sealed IMP plate on the pre-heated thermal cycler. Close the lid and incubate
at 30°C for 30 minutes.
2
Remove the IMP plate from the thermal cycler.
Clean Up IMP
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the IMP plate.
2
Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
3
Add 160 μl well-mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the IMP plate containing
100 μl End Repair Mix. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix
thoroughly.
4
Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
5
Place the IMP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
6
Using a 200 μl single channel or multichannel pipette set to 127.5 μl, remove and
discard 127.5 μl of supernatant from each well of the IMP plate.
7
Repeat step 6 one time.
NOTE
Leave the IMP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (8–10).
8
With the IMP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
9
Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
10 Repeat steps 8 and 9 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
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2
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
11 Let the IMP plate stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to dry, and then remove
the plate from the magnetic stand.
12 Add 17.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the IMP plate. Gently pipette the entire
volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
13 Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
14 Place the IMP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
15 Transfer 15 μl of supernatant from each well of the IMP plate to the corresponding well
of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the ALP plate barcode.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Adenylate 3' Ends on page 31, you can safely
stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive
seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to 7 days.
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A single ‘A’ nucleotide is added to the 3’ ends of the blunt fragments to prevent them from
ligating to one another during the adapter ligation reaction. A corresponding single
‘T’ nucleotide on the 3’ end of the adapter provides a complementary overhang for ligating
the adapter to the fragment. This strategy ensures a low rate of chimera (concatenated
template) formation.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
A-Tailing Mix (ATL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
[Optional] A-Tailing Control
(CTA)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps
(if using multichannel pipettes)
3
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel pipettes)
3
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
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Adenylate 3' Ends
Adenylate 3' Ends
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage. Thaw them at room temperature
and then place them on ice.
• A-Tailing Control
NOTE
The use of the A-Tailing Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
• A-Tailing Mix
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Remove the ALP plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up IMP on page 29.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as ATAIL70:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 37°C for 30 minutes
• 70°C for 5 minutes
• Hold at 4°C
Add ATL
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1
Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Centrifuge the thawed A-Tailing Control tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
— Dilute the A-Tailing Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (For example, 1 μl
A-Tailing Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted
A-Tailing Control after use.
— Add 2.5 μl diluted A-Tailing Control to each well of the ALP plate.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 2.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the ALP plate.
2
Add 12.5 μl thawed A-Tailing Mix to each well of the ALP plate. Gently pipette the
entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
3
Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
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1
Place the sealed ALP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid, then
select and run the ATAIL70 program.
a Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
b 37°C for 30 minutes
c 70°C for 5 minutes
d Hold at 4°C
2
When the thermal cycler temperature is 4°C, remove the ALP plate from the thermal
cycler, then proceed immediately to Ligate Adapters on page 34.
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Adenylate 3' Ends
Incubate 1 ALP
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Ligate Adapters
This process ligates multiple indexing adapters to the ends of the ds cDNA, preparing
them for hybridization onto a flow cell.
Consumables
34
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Ligation Mix (LIG)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
RNA Adapter Indexes (AR001–
AR016, AR018–AR023, AR025,
AR027)
1 tube of each index
being used, per
column of 8 reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Stop Ligation Buffer (STL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
[Optional] Ligation Control
(CTL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Barcode labels for:
• CAP (Clean Up ALP Plate)
• PCR (Polymerase Chain
Reaction)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plates
2
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
92 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
800 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
3
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4–28
15°C to 30°C
User
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Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4–28
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• Ligation Control
NOTE
The use of the Ligation Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
}
}
}
}
}
}
• RNA Adapter Index tubes for the indexes being used
• Stop Ligation Buffer
Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
Pre-program the thermal cycler as follows:
• Choose the thermal cycler pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 30°C for 10 minutes
Apply a CAP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Apply a PCR barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
NOTE
When indexing libraries, Illumina recommends arranging samples that will be combined into
a common pool in the same row. Include a common index in each column. This arrangement
facilitates pipetting operations when dispensing indexed adapters and pooling indexed
libraries later in the protocol.
Add LIG
1
Centrifuge the thawed RNA Adapter Index tubes, Ligation Control (if using Ligation
Control), and Stop Ligation Buffer tubes at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
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Item
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
2
Immediately before use, remove the Ligation Mix tube from -25°C to -15°C storage.
3
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
4
Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Dilute the Ligation Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (1 μl Ligation
Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted Ligation
Control after use.
— Add 2.5 μl diluted Ligation Control to each well of the ALP plate.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 2.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the ALP plate.
5
Add 2.5 μl Ligation Mix to each well of the ALP plate.
6
Return the Ligation Mix tube back to -25°C to -15°C storage immediately after use.
7
Add 2.5 μl thawed RNA Adapter Index to each well of the ALP plate. Gently pipette
the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
8
Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
Incubate 2 ALP
1
Place the sealed ALP plate on the pre-heated thermal cycler. Close the lid and incubate
at 30°C for 10 minutes.
2
Remove the ALP plate from the thermal cycler.
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
2
Add 5 μl Stop Ligation Buffer to each well of the ALP plate to inactivate the ligation.
Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
Add STL
Clean Up ALP
36
1
Vortex the AMPure XP beads for at least 1 minute or until they are well dispersed.
2
Add 42 μl mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the ALP plate. Gently pipette the
entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
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Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
4
Place the ALP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
5
Remove and discard 79.5 μl of supernatant from each well of the ALP plate. Take care
not to disturb the beads.
NOTE
Leave the ALP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (6–8).
6
With the ALP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
7
Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
8
Repeat steps 6 and 7 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
9
With the ALP plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room temperature
for 15 minutes.
10 Remove the ALP plate from the magnetic stand.
11 Add 52.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the ALP plate. Gently pipette the entire
volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly or until the beads are fully
resuspended.
12 Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
13 Place the ALP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
14 Transfer 50 μl of supernatant from each well of the ALP plate to the corresponding
well of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the CAP barcode. Take care not to
disturb the beads.
15 Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
16 Add 50 μl mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the CAP plate for a second
cleanup. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
17 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
18 Place the CAP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
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3
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
19 Remove and discard 95 μl of supernatant from each well of the CAP plate. Take care
not to disturb the beads.
NOTE
Leave the CAP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (20–22)
20 With the CAP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
21 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
22 Repeat steps 20 and 21 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
23 With the CAP plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room temperature
for 15 minutes, and then remove the plate from the magnetic stand.
24 Add 22.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the CAP plate. Gently pipette the
entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly or until the beads are fully
resuspended.
25 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
26 Place the CAP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
27 Transfer 20 μl of supernatant from each well of the CAP plate to the corresponding
well of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the PCR barcode. Take care not to
disturb the beads.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Enrich DNA Fragments on page 39, you can
safely stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the PCR plate with a Microseal ‘B’
adhesive seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to 7 days.
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This process uses PCR to selectively enrich those DNA fragments that have adapter
molecules on both ends and to amplify the amount of DNA in the library. The PCR is
performed with a PCR Primer Cocktail that anneals to the ends of the adapters. Minimize
the number of PCR cycles to avoid skewing the representation of the library.
NOTE
PCR enriches for fragments that have adapters ligated on both ends. Fragments with only
one or no adapters on their ends are by-products of inefficiencies in the ligation reaction.
Neither species can be used to make clusters. Fragments without any adapters cannot
hybridize to surface-bound primers in the flow cell. Fragments with an adapter on only one
end can hybridize to surface bound primers, but cannot form clusters.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
PCR Master Mix (PMM)
1 tube per 48 reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
PCR Primer Cocktail (PPC)
1 tube per 48 reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
TSP1 (Target Sample Plate)
barcode label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
50 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80%
ethanol (EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
2
15°C to 30°C
User
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
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Enrich DNA Fragments
Enrich DNA Fragments
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
RNase/DNase-free eighttube strips and caps
(if using multichannel
pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel
pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
} Remove the PCR Master Mix and PCR Primer Cocktail from -25°C to -15°C storage.
Thaw them at room temperature and then place them on ice.
} Centrifuge the thawed PCR Master Mix and PCR Primer Cocktail tubes to 600 × g for
5 seconds.
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Remove the AMPure XP beads from 2°C to 8°C storage and let stand for at least
30 minutes to bring them to room temperature.
} Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
} Remove the PCR plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up ALP on page 36.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed PCR plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed PCR plate.
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Enrich DNA Fragments
} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as PCR:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 98°C for 30 seconds
• 15 cycles of:
— 98°C for 10 seconds
— 60°C for 30 seconds
— 72°C for 30 seconds
• 72°C for 5 minutes
• Hold at 10°C
} Apply a TSP1 barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Make PCR
1
Add 5 μl thawed PCR Primer Cocktail to each well of the PCR plate.
2
Add 25 μl thawed PCR Master Mix to each well of the PCR plate. Gently pipette the
entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
3
Seal the PCR plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
Amp PCR
1
Place the sealed PCR plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid, then
select and run PCR to amplify the plate.
a Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
b 98°C for 30 seconds
c 15 cycles of:
— 98°C for 10 seconds
— 60°C for 30 seconds
— 72°C for 30 seconds
d 72°C for 5 minutes
e Hold at 10°C
Clean Up PCR
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the PCR plate.
2
Vortex the AMPure XP Beads until they are well dispersed.
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3
Add 50 μl mixed AMPure XP Beads to each well of the PCR plate containing 50 μl of
PCR amplified library. Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix
thoroughly.
4
Incubate the PCR plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
5
Place the PCR plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
6
Remove and discard 95 μl of supernatant from each well of the PCR plate.
NOTE
Leave the PCR plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (7–9).
7
With the PCR plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
8
Incubate the PCR plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well.
9
Repeat steps 7 and 8 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
10 With the PCR plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room temperature
for 15 minutes and then remove the plate from the magnetic stand.
11 Resuspend the dried pellet in each well with 32.5 μl Resuspension Buffer. Gently
pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
12 Incubate the PCR plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
13 Place the PCR plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
14 Transfer 30 μl of clear supernatant from each well of the PCR plate to the
corresponding well of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the TSP1 barcode.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Validate Library on page 43, you can safely stop
the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the TSP1 plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to seven days.
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Illumina recommends performing the following procedures for quality control analysis on
your sample library and quantification of the DNA library templates.
Quantify Libraries
To achieve the highest-quality data on Illumina sequencing platforms, it is important to
create optimum cluster densities across every lane of the flow cell. Optimizing cluster
densities requires accurate quantitation of DNA library templates. Quantify your libraries
using qPCR according to the Illumina Sequencing Library qPCR Quantification Guide
(part # 11322363).
NOTE
See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download the Illumina
Sequencing Library qPCR Quantification Guide (part # 11322363) from the Illumina website.
Quality Control
1
Do one of the following:
• Load 1 μl of resuspended construct on an Agilent Technologies 2100 Bioanalyzer
using a DNA-specific chip such as the Agilent DNA 1000.
• Dilute 1 μl of resuspended construct with 1 μl RSB and load on an Advanced
Analytical Fragment Analyzer using Standard Sensitivity NGS Fragment Analysis
Kit.
2
Check the size and purity of the sample. Check the size and purity of the sample. The
final product should be a band at approximately 260 bp (for single-read libraries).
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Validate Library
Validate Library
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
Figure 4 Example of TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Library Size Distribution
Figure 5 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 260 bp PCR Product
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This process describes how to prepare DNA templates for cluster generation. Indexed DNA
libraries are normalized to 10 nM in the DCT plate and then pooled in equal volumes in
the PDP plate. Non-indexed DNA libraries are normalized to 10 nM in the DCT plate.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Barcode labels for:
• DCT (Diluted Cluster
Template)
• PDP (Pooled DCT Plate)
(for pooling only)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate
(for pooling only)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
2
15°C to 30°C
User
Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH8.5
with 0.1% Tween 20
Enough to normalize
the concentration of
each sample library
to 10 nM
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the TSP1 plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up PCR on page 41.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed TSP1 plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed TSP1 plate.
} Review the TruSeq Sample Preparation Pooling Guide (part # 15042173). See for
information on how to download the guide from the Illumina website.
} Apply a DCT barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
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Normalize and Pool Libraries
Normalize and Pool Libraries
Low Sample (LS) Protocol
} [For pooling only] Apply a PDP barcode label to a new 96-well 0.3 ml PCR plate.
Make DCT
1
Transfer 10 μl of sample library from each well of the TSP1 plate to the corresponding
well of the new MIDI plate labeled with the DCT barcode.
2
Normalize the concentration of sample library in each well of the DCT plate to 10 nM
using Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH 8.5 with 0.1% Tween 20.
NOTE
Depending on the yield quantification data of each sample library, the final volume in
the DCT plate can vary from 10–400 μl.
3
Gently pipette the entire normalized sample library volume up and down 10 times to
mix thoroughly.
4
Depending on the type of library you want to generate, do one of the following:
• For non-pooled libraries, the protocol stops here. Do one of the following:
— Proceed to cluster generation. For more information, see the cluster generation
section of the user guide for your Illumina platform.
— Seal the DCT plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal and store at
-25°C to -15°C.
• For pooled libraries, proceed to Make PDP (for pooling only).
Make PDP (for pooling only)
NOTE
Do not make a PDP plate if there is no pooling.
1
Determine the number of samples to be combined together for each pool.
2
Transfer 10 μl of each normalized sample library to be pooled from the DCT plate to
one well of the new 0.3 ml PCR plate labeled with the PDP barcode.
The total volume in each well of the PDP plate is 10X the number of combined sample
libraries and 20–240 μl (2–24 libraries). For example, the volume for 2 samples is 20 μl,
the volume for 12 samples is 120 μl, or the volume for 24 samples is 240 μl.
NOTE
Avoid pooling two samples with the same index.
3
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Gently pipette the entire volume up and down 10 times to mix thoroughly.
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Do one of the following:
• Proceed to cluster generation. For more information, see the cluster generation
section of the user guide for your Illumina sequencing platform.
• Seal the PDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal and store at -25°C to -15°C.
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4
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Chapter 3 High Sample (HS) Protocol
Introduction
Sample Prep Workflow
Prepare Adapter Setup
Purify and Fragment mRNA
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
Perform End Repair
Adenylate 3' Ends
Ligate Adapters
Enrich DNA Fragments
Validate Library
Normalize and Pool Libraries
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Chapter 3
High Sample (HS) Protocol
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Introduction
This chapter describes the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 HS protocol. Illumina
recommends this protocol when processing more than 48 samples. When processing 48 or
fewer samples at one time, Illumina recommends following the Chapter 2 Low Sample
(LS) Protocol.
} Follow the protocol in the order described, using the specified volumes and incubation
parameters.
} Before proceeding review the following:
• Best Practices—See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to access
TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on the Illumina website.
• Appendix A Supporting Information—To confirm your kit contents and make sure
that you have obtained all of the requisite equipment and consumables for the
HS protocol.
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The following illustrates the processes of the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 HS
protocol to prepare templates using 24 indexed adapters.
Figure 6 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 HS Workflow
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Sample Prep Workflow
Sample Prep Workflow
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Prepare Adapter Setup
If you are pooling, use IEM or BaseSpace to record information about your samples before
beginning library preparation.
} Do one of the following:
• Use IEM to create and edit sample sheets for Illumina sequencers and analysis
software. See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download
IEM software and documentation from the Illumina website.
• Use BaseSpace to organize samples, libraries, pools, and a run for Illumina
sequencers and analysis software. See Additional Resources on page 9 for
information on how to access BaseSpace or download BaseSpace documentation
from the Illumina website.
} Review planning steps in the TruSeq Sample Preparation Pooling Guide (part # 15042173).
See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download the guide from
the Illumina website.
Illumina recommends arranging samples that will be combined into a common pool in the
same row. Include a common index in each column. This arrangement facilitates pipetting
operations when dispensing indexed adapters and pooling indexed libraries later in the
protocol.
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This process purifies the polyA containing mRNA molecules using oligo-dT attached
magnetic beads using two rounds of purification. During the second elution of the polyA
RNA, the RNA is also fragmented and primed for cDNA synthesis. Reference the following
diagram while performing the purification procedures:
Figure 7 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Purification Workflow
It is important to follow this procedure exactly to be sure of reproducibility.
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Purify and Fragment mRNA
Purify and Fragment mRNA
High Sample (HS) Protocol
NOTE
Allow the beads to fully pellet against the magnetic stand 5 minutes. Remove the
supernatant from the beads immediately while the beads are still pelleted against the
magnetic stand. Do not allow the pellets to dry.
NOTE
Illumina recommends that you use 0.1–1 μg of total RNA and use PCR plates with a
magnetic plate stand for this process. Alternatively, you can start the protocol with 10–100 ng
of previously isolated mRNA. If you do so, the mRNA must be concentrated into 5 μl or less
before addition to the Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix. Concentrate by ethanol precipitation or
on a QIAGEN MinElute column.
• If ethanol precipitation is used, resuspend the pellet in 18 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment
Mix.
• If a QIAGEN MinElute column is used, elute the mRNA with 5 μl molecular biologygrade water and add 13 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix. The use of the MinElute column
results in loss of up to 50% of the mRNA due to the low elution volume.
In either case, heat the mRNA in Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix to fragment at Incubate RFP on
page 20 in this process.
NOTE
For inserts larger than 120–200 bp with a median size of 150 bp, see Appendix B Alternate
Fragmentation Protocols.
Consumables
54
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Bead Binding Buffer (BBB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Bead Washing Buffer (BWB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
(EPF)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Elution Buffer (ELB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
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Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
RNA Purification Beads (RPB)
1 tube per 48
reactions
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
Barcode labels for:
• RBP (RNA Bead Plate)
• RFP (RNA Fragmentation
Plate)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well HSP plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
7
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel pipettes)
6
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps
(if using multichannel pipettes)
6
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• Bead Binding Buffer
• Bead Washing Buffer
• Elution Buffer
• Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
• Resuspension Buffer
NOTE
The Resuspension Buffer can be stored at 2°C to 8°C after the initial thaw.
NOTE
After use in this procedure, store the Bead Binding Buffer, Bead Washing Buffer, and
Elution Buffer at 2°C to 8°C for subsequent experiments.
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Item
High Sample (HS) Protocol
} Remove the RNA Purification Beads tube from 2°C to 8°C storage and let stand to bring
to room temperature.
} Pre-heat the microheating system to 65°C.
} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as Elution 2 Frag - Prime:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 94°C for 8 minutes
• Hold at 4°C
} Make sure that the microplate shaker is properly calibrated to 1000 rpm using a
stroboscope.
} Set the centrifuge to 15°C to 25°C, if refrigerated.
} Apply an RBP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
} Apply an RFP barcode label to a new 96-well HSP plate.
Make RBP
1
Dilute the total RNA with nuclease-free ultra pure water to a final volume of 50 μl in
the new 96-well MIDI plate labeled with the RBP barcode.
2
Vortex the room temperature RNA Purification Beads tube vigorously to resuspend the
oligo-dT beads.
3
Add 50 μl RNA Purification Beads to each well of the RBP plate to bind the polyA
RNA to the oligo-dT beads. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
Incubate 1 RBP
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1
Place the sealed RBP plate on the pre-heated microheating system. Close the lid and
incubate at 65°C for 5 minutes to denature the RNA and facilitate binding of the polyA
RNA to the beads.
2
Remove the RBP plate from the microheating system and place on ice for 1 minute.
3
Place the RBP plate on the bench and incubate at room temperature for 5 minutes to
allow the RNA to bind to the beads.
4
Pre-heat the microheating system to 80°C for the subsequent incubation.
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1
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
2
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes to
separate the polyA RNA bound beads from the solution.
3
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate.
4
Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
5
Wash the beads by adding 200 μl Bead Washing Buffer in each well of the RBP plate to
remove unbound RNA. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
6
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
7
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
8
Centrifuge the thawed Elution Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
9
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate. The
supernatant contains most of the ribosomal and other non-messenger RNA.
10 Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
11 Add 50 μl Elution Buffer in each well of the RBP plate. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
12 Store the Elution Buffer tube at 4°C.
Incubate 2 RBP
1
Place the sealed RBP plate on the pre-heated microheating system. Close the lid and
incubate at 80°C for 2 minutes to elute the mRNA from the beads. Both the mRNA and
any contaminant rRNA that have bound the beads non-specifically are released.
2
Remove the RBP plate from the microheating system and place on ice for 1 minute.
3
Place the RBP plate on the bench at room temperature.
4
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
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Wash RBP
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Make RFP
1
Centrifuge the thawed Bead Binding Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
2
Add 50 μl Bead Binding Buffer to each well of the RBP plate. This allows mRNA to
specifically rebind the beads, while reducing the amount of rRNA that non-specifically
binds. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
3
Incubate the RBP plate at room temperature for 5 minutes and store the Bead Binding
Buffer tube at 2°C to 8°C.
4
Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
5
Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
6
Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate.
7
Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
8
Wash the beads by adding 200 μl Bead Washing Buffer in each well of the RBP plate.
Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
9
Store the Bead Washing Buffer tube at 2°C to 8°C.
10 Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
11 Place the RBP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
12 Remove and discard all of the supernatant from each well of the RBP plate. The
supernatant contains residual rRNA and other contaminants that were released in the
first elution and did not rebind the beads.
13 Remove the RBP plate from the magnetic stand.
14 Add 19.5 μl Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix to each well of the RBP plate. The Elute, Prime,
Fragment Mix contains random hexamers for RT priming and serves as the first strand
cDNA synthesis reaction buffer. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the RBP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the RBP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1000 rpm for 1 minute.
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16 Transfer the entire contents from each well of the RBP plate to the corresponding well
of the new HSP plate labeled with the RFP barcode.
17 Seal the RFP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
18 Store the Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix tube at -25°C to -15°C.
Incubate RFP
1
Place the sealed RFP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid and
select Elution 2 - Frag - Prime (94°C for 8 minutes, 4°C hold) to elute, fragment, and
prime the RNA.
2
Remove the RFP plate from the thermal cycler when it reaches 4°C and centrifuge
briefly.
3
Proceed immediately to Synthesize First Strand cDNA on page 60.
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Purify and Fragment mRNA
15 Remove the adhesive seal from the RBP plate.
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Synthesize First Strand cDNA
This process reverse transcribes the cleaved RNA fragments primed with random
hexamers into first strand cDNA using reverse transcriptase and random primers.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
First Strand Master Mix (FSM)
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
CDP (cDNA Plate) barcode
label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well HSP plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
SuperScript II Reverse
Transcriptase
1 tube
-25°C to -15°C
User
Preparation
} Remove one tube of First Strand Master Mix from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw it at
room temperature.
NOTE
The First Strand Master Mix with SuperScript II added is stable to additional freeze-thaw
cycles and can be used for subsequent experiments. If more than six freeze-thaw cycles
are anticipated, divide the First Strand Master Mix into smaller aliquots and store at
-25°C to -15°C.
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Make CDP
1
Place the RFP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Do not
remove the plate from the magnetic stand.
2
Remove the adhesive seal from the RFP plate.
3
Transfer 17 μl of the supernatant (fragmented and primed mRNA) from each well of
the RFP plate to the corresponding well of the new HSP plate labeled with the CDP
barcode.
4
Centrifuge the thawed First Strand Master Mix tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
5
Add 50 μl SuperScript II to the First Strand Master Mix tube. Mix gently, but
thoroughly and centrifuge briefly. If you are not using the entire contents of the First
Strand Master Mix tube, add SuperScript II at a ratio of 1 μl SuperScript II for each
9 μl First Strand Master Mix.
Label the First Strand Master Mix tube to indicate that the SuperScript II has been
added.
6
Add 8 μl First Strand Master Mix and SuperScript II mix to each well of the CDP plate.
Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CDP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1600 rpm for
20 seconds.
7
Return the First Strand Master Mix tube to -25°C to -15°C storage immediately after use.
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} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as 1st Strand:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 25°C for 10 minutes
• 42°C for 50 minutes
• 70°C for 15 minutes
• Hold at 4°C
} Make sure that the microplate shaker is properly calibrated to 1000 rpm using a
stroboscope.
} Apply a CDP barcode label to a new 96-well HSP plate.
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Incubate 1 CDP
62
1
Place the sealed CDP plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid, and
then select and run the 1st Strand program.
a Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
b 25°C for 10 minutes
c 42°C for 50 minutes
d 70°C for 15 minutes
e Hold at 4°C
2
When the thermal cycler reaches 4°C, remove the CDP plate from the thermal cycler
and proceed immediately to Synthesize Second Strand cDNA on page 63.
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This process removes the RNA template and synthesizes a replacement strand to generate
ds cDNA. AMPure XP beads are used to separate the ds cDNA from the second strand
reaction mix.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
Second Strand Master Mix
(SSM)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Barcode labels for:
• CCP (cDNA Clean Up Plate)
• IMP (Insert Modification
Plate)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well MIDI plates
2
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
90 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
4
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the Second Strand Master Mix from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw at room
temperature.
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Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
Synthesize Second Strand cDNA
High Sample (HS) Protocol
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
} Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
} Pre-heat the thermal cycler to 16°C.
} Apply a CCP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
} Apply an IMP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
Add SSM
1
Centrifuge the thawed Second Strand Master Mix at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
2
Remove the adhesive seal from the CDP plate.
3
Add 25 μl thawed Second Strand Master Mix to each well of the CDP plate. Mix
thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CDP plate on a microplate shaker continuously at 1600 rpm for 20
seconds.
Incubate 2 CDP
1
Place the sealed CDP plate on the pre-heated thermal cycler. Close the lid and incubate
at 16°C for 1 hour.
2
Remove the CDP plate from the thermal cycler and place it on the bench.
3
Remove the adhesive seal from the CDP plate.
4
Let the CDP plate stand to bring it to room temperature.
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64
1
Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
2
Add 90 μl well-mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the new MIDI plate labeled
with the CCP barcode.
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Transfer the entire contents from each well of the CDP plate to the corresponding well
of the CCP plate containing AMPure XP beads. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CCP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CCP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
4
Incubate the CCP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
5
Centrifuge the CCP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
6
Remove the adhesive seal from the CCP plate.
7
Place the CCP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature, for 5 minutes to make
sure that all of the beads are bound to the side of the wells.
8
Remove and discard 135 μl of supernatant from each well of the CCP plate.
NOTE
Leave the CCP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (9–11).
9
With the CCP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
10 Incubate the CCP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well.
11 Repeat steps 9 and 10 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
12 Let the CCP plate stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to dry, and then remove
the plate from the magnetic stand.
13 Centrifuge the thawed, room temperature Resuspension Buffer at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
14 Add 52.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the CCP plate. Mix thoroughly as
follows:
a Seal the CCP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CCP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
15 Incubate the CCP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
16 Centrifuge the CCP plate to 280 × g for 1 minute.
17 Remove the adhesive seal from the CCP plate.
18 Place the CCP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
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3
High Sample (HS) Protocol
19 Transfer 50 μl supernatant (ds cDNA) from the CCP plate to the new MIDI plate
labeled with the IMP barcode.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Perform End Repair on page 67, you can safely
stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive
seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to 7 days.
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This process converts the overhangs resulting from fragmentation into blunt ends using an
End Repair Mix. The 3' to 5' exonuclease activity of this mix removes the 3' overhangs and
the polymerase activity fills in the 5' overhangs.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
End Repair Mix (ERP)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
[Optional] End Repair Control
(CTE)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
ALP (Adapter Ligation Plate)
barcode label
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
160 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
4
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
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Perform End Repair
Perform End Repair
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• End Repair Control
NOTE
The use of the End Repair Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
}
}
}
}
}
}
}
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• End Repair Mix
Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
Remove the IMP plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Purify CDP on page 64 and let stand to thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed IMP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed IMP plate.
Pre-heat the microheating system to 30°C.
Calibrate the microplate shaker with a stroboscope and set it to 1800 rpm.
Apply an ALP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
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1
Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Centrifuge the thawed End Repair Control tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
— Dilute the End Repair Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (1 μl End Repair
Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted End
Repair Control after use.
— Add 10 μl diluted End Repair Control to each well of the IMP plate that
contains 50 μl ds cDNA.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 10 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the IMP plate that contains 50 μl ds cDNA.
2
Add 40 μl End Repair Mix to each well of the IMP plate containing the ds cDNA. Mix
thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the IMP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
3
Centrifuge the IMP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
Incubate IMP
1
Place the sealed IMP plate on the pre-heated microheating system. Close the lid and
incubate at 30°C for 30 minutes.
2
Remove the IMP plate from the microheating system and place the plate on ice until
you are ready for the next step.
Clean Up IMP
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the IMP plate.
2
Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
3
Add 160 μl well-mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the IMP plate containing
100 μl End Repair Mix. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the IMP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
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Make IMP
High Sample (HS) Protocol
4
Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
5
Place the IMP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
6
Remove the adhesive seal from the IMP plate.
7
Using a 200 μl single channel or multichannel pipette set to 127.5 μl, remove and
discard 127.5 μl of supernatant from each well of the IMP plate.
8
Repeat step 7 one time.
NOTE
Leave the IMP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH
wash steps (9–11).
9
With the IMP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well with a sample without disturbing the beads.
10 Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well.
11 Repeat steps 9 and 10 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
12 Let the IMP plate stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to dry, then remove the
plate from the magnetic stand.
13 Resuspend the dried pellet in each well with 17.5 μl Resuspension Buffer. Mix
thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the IMP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the IMP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
14 Centrifuge the IMP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
15 Remove the adhesive seal from the IMP plate.
16 Incubate the IMP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
17 Place the IMP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
18 Transfer 15 μl of supernatant from each well of the IMP plate to the corresponding well
of the new MIDI plate labeled with the ALP barcode.
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71
Perform End Repair
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Adenylate 3' Ends on page 72, you can safely
stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive
seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to 7 days.
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Adenylate 3' Ends
A single ‘A’ nucleotide is added to the 3’ ends of the blunt fragments to prevent them from
ligating to one another during the adapter ligation reaction. A corresponding single
‘T’ nucleotide on the 3’ end of the adapter provides a complementary overhang for ligating
the adapter to the fragment. This strategy ensures a low rate of chimera (concatenated
template) formation.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
A-Tailing Mix (ATL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
[Optional] A-Tailing Control
(CTA)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
1
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps
(if using multichannel pipettes)
3
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel pipettes)
3
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
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NOTE
The use of the A-Tailing Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
• A-Tailing Mix
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Remove the ALP plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up IMP on page 69.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
} Pre-heat two microheating systems: system 1 to 37°C and system 2 to 70°C.
Add ATL
1
Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Centrifuge the thawed A-Tailing Control tube at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
— Dilute the A-Tailing Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (For example, 1 μl
A-Tailing Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted
A-Tailing Control after use.
— Add 2.5 μl diluted A-Tailing Control to each well of the ALP plate.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 2.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the ALP plate.
2
Add 12.5 μl thawed A-Tailing Mix to each well of the ALP plate. Mix thoroughly as
follows:
a Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the ALP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
3
Centrifuge the ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
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} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage. Thaw them at room temperature
and then place them on ice.
• A-Tailing Control
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1
Place the sealed ALP plate on the pre-heated microheating system 1. Close the lid and
incubate at 37°C for 30 minutes.
2
Immediately after the 37°C incubation, remove the ALP plate from system 1 and place
the plate on the pre-heated microheating system 2. Close the lid and incubate at 70°C
for 5 minutes.
3
Set the microheating system 1 to 30°C in preparation for Ligate Adapters.
4
Immediately remove the ALP plate from the microheating system 2 and place the plate
on ice for 1 minute.
5
Proceed immediately to Ligate Adapters on page 75.
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This process ligates indexing adapters to the ends of the ds cDNA, preparing them for
hybridization onto a flow cell.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Ligation Mix (LIG)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
RNA Adapter Indexes (AR001–
AR016, AR018–AR023, AR025,
AR027)
1 tube of each index
being used, per
column of 8 reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Stop Ligation Buffer (STL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
[Optional] Ligation Control
(CTL)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Barcode labels for:
• CAP (Clean Up ALP Plate)
• PCR (Polymerase Chain
Reaction)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well HSP plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
92 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
800 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
7
15°C to 30°C
User
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Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4–28
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps (if using
multichannel pipettes)
4–28
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the following from -25°C to -15°C storage and thaw them at room temperature:
• Ligation Control
NOTE
The use of the Ligation Control is optional and it can be replaced with the same
volume of Resuspension Buffer.
}
}
}
}
}
}
• RNA Adapter Index tubes for the indexes being used
• Stop Ligation Buffer
Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
Review Best Practices for Handling Magnetic Beads. See Additional Resources on page 9
for information on how to access TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Best Practices on
the Illumina website.
Remove the AMPure XP beads from storage and let stand for at least 30 minutes to
bring them to room temperature.
Pre-heat the microheating system to 30°C.
Apply a CAP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
Apply a PCR barcode label to a new 96-well HSP plate.
NOTE
When indexing libraries, Illumina recommends arranging samples that will be combined into
a common pool in the same row. Include a common index in each column. This arrangement
facilitates pipetting operations when dispensing indexed adapters and pooling indexed
libraries later in the protocol.
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1
Centrifuge the thawed RNA Adapter Index tubes, Ligation Control (if using Ligation
Control), and Stop Ligation Buffer tubes at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
2
Immediately before use, remove the Ligation Mix tube from -25°C to -15°C storage.
3
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
4
Do one of the following:
• If using the in-line control reagent:
— Dilute the Ligation Control to 1/100 in Resuspension Buffer (1 μl Ligation
Control + 99 μl Resuspension Buffer) before use. Discard the diluted Ligation
Control after use.
— Add 2.5 μl diluted Ligation Control to each well of the ALP plate.
• If not using the in-line control reagent, add 2.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well
of the ALP plate.
5
Add 2.5 μl Ligation Mix to each well of the ALP plate.
6
Return the Ligation Mix tube back to -25°C to -15°C storage immediately after use.
7
Add 2.5 μl thawed RNA Adapter Index to each well of the ALP plate.
a Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the ALP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
8
Centrifuge the ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
Incubate 2 ALP
1
Place the sealed ALP plate on the pre-heated microheating system. Close the lid and
incubate at 30°C for 10 minutes.
2
Remove the ALP plate from the microheating system.
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
Add STL
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Add LIG
High Sample (HS) Protocol
2
Add 5 μl Stop Ligation Buffer to each well of the ALP plate to inactivate the ligation
mix. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the ALP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
3
Centrifuge the ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
Clean Up ALP
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
2
Vortex the AMPure XP beads for at least 1 minute or until they are well dispersed.
3
Add 42 μl mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the ALP plate. Mix thoroughly as
follows:
a Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the ALP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
4
Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
5
Centrifuge the ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
6
Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
7
Place the ALP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
8
Remove and discard 79.5 μl of supernatant from each well of the ALP plate. Take care
not to disturb the beads.
NOTE
Leave the ALP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (9–11).
9
With the ALP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
10 Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
11 Repeat steps 9 and 10 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
12 With the ALP plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room temperature
for 15 minutes.
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14 Add 52.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the ALP plate. Mix thoroughly as
follows:
a Seal the ALP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the ALP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
15 Incubate the ALP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
16 Centrifuge the ALP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
17 Remove the adhesive seal from the ALP plate.
18 Place the ALP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
19 Transfer 50 μl of supernatant from each well of the ALP plate to the corresponding
well of the new MIDI plate labeled with the CAP barcode. Take care not to disturb the
beads.
20 Vortex the AMPure XP beads until they are well dispersed.
21 Add 50 μl mixed AMPure XP beads to each well of the CAP plate for a second
cleanup. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CAP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CAP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
22 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
23 Centrifuge the CAP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
24 Remove the adhesive seal from the CAP plate.
25 Place the CAP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
26 Remove and discard 95 μl of supernatant from each well of the CAP plate. Take care
not to disturb the beads.
NOTE
Leave the CAP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (27–29)
27 With the CAP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
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13 Remove the ALP plate from the magnetic stand.
High Sample (HS) Protocol
28 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well. Take care not to disturb the beads.
29 Repeat steps 27 and 28 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
30 With the CAP plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room temperature
for 15 minutes.
31 Remove the CAP plate from the magnetic stand.
32 Add 22.5 μl Resuspension Buffer to each well of the CAP plate. Mix thoroughly as
follows:
a Seal the CAP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CAP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
33 Incubate the CAP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
34 Centrifuge the CAP plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
35 Remove the adhesive seal from the CAP plate.
36 Place the CAP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
37 Transfer 20 μl of supernatant from each well of the CAP plate to the corresponding
well of the new HSP plate labeled with the PCR barcode. Take care not to disturb the
beads.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Enrich DNA Fragments on page 81, you can
safely stop the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the PCR plate with a Microseal ‘B’
adhesive seal and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to 7 days.
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This process uses PCR to selectively enrich those DNA fragments that have adapter
molecules on both ends and to amplify the amount of DNA in the library. The PCR is
performed with a PCR Primer Cocktail that anneals to the ends of the adapters. Minimize
the number of PCR cycles to avoid skewing the representation of the library.
NOTE
PCR enriches for fragments that have adapters ligated on both ends. Fragments with only
one or no adapters on their ends are by-products of inefficiencies in the ligation reaction.
Neither species can be used to make clusters. Fragments without any adapters cannot
hybridize to surface-bound primers in the flow cell. Fragments with an adapter on only one
end can hybridize to surface bound primers, but cannot form clusters.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
PCR Master Mix (PMM)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
PCR Primer Cocktail (PPC)
1 tube per 48
reactions
-25°C to -15°C
Illumina
Resuspension Buffer (RSB)
1 tube
2°C to 8°C
Illumina
Barcode labels for:
• CPP (Clean Up PCR Plate)
• TSP1 (Target Sample Plate)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well HSP plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
AMPure XP beads
50 μl per sample
2°C to 8°C
User
Freshly prepared 80% ethanol
(EtOH)
400 μl per sample
15°C to 30°C
User
Ice bucket
As needed
-25°C to -15°C
User
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Enrich DNA Fragments
High Sample (HS) Protocol
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Microseal ‘A’ film
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
3
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube
strips and caps
(if using multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
RNase/DNase-free reagent
reservoirs
(if using multichannel pipettes)
5
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Prepare an ice bucket.
} Remove the PCR Master Mix and PCR Primer Cocktail from -25°C to -15°C storage.
Thaw them at room temperature and then place them on ice.
} Centrifuge the thawed PCR Master Mix and PCR Primer Cocktail at 600 × g for
5 seconds.
} Remove the Resuspension Buffer from 2°C to 8°C storage and bring it to room
temperature.
} Remove the AMPure XP beads from 2°C to 8°C storage and let stand for at least
30 minutes to bring them to room temperature.
} Remove the PCR plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up ALP on page 78.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed PCR plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed PCR plate.
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} Pre-program the thermal cycler with the following program and save as PCR:
• Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
• 98°C for 30 seconds
• 15 cycles of:
— 98°C for 10 seconds
— 60°C for 30 seconds
— 72°C for 30 seconds
• 72°C for 5 minutes
• Hold at 10°C
} Apply a CPP barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
} Apply a TSP1 barcode label to a new 96-well HSP plate.
Make PCR
1
Add 5 μl thawed PCR Primer Cocktail to each well of the PCR plate.
2
Add 25 μl thawed PCR Master Mix to each well of the PCR plate.
a Seal the PCR plate with a Microseal ‘A’ film.
WARNING
Follow vendor instructions for applying Microseal "A" sealing films. Improper use could
lead to inefficient sealing (evaporation of sample or cross-contamination) or too efficient
sealing (parts of the seal remain in the well after removing the whole seal).
b
3
Shake the PCR plate on a microplate shaker at 1600 rpm for 20 seconds.
Centrifuge the PCR plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
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Amp PCR
1
Place the sealed PCR plate on the pre-programmed thermal cycler. Close the lid, then
select and run PCR to amplify the plate.
a Choose the pre-heat lid option and set to 100°C
b 98°C for 30 seconds
c 15 cycles of:
— 98°C for 10 seconds
— 60°C for 30 seconds
— 72°C for 30 seconds
d 72°C for 5 minutes
e Hold at 10°C
Clean Up PCR
1
Remove the adhesive seal from the PCR plate.
2
Vortex the AMPure XP Beads until they are well dispersed.
3
Add 50 μl mixed AMPure XP Beads to each well of the new MIDI plate labeled with
the CPP barcode.
4
Transfer the entire contents from each well of the PCR plate to the corresponding well
of the CPP plate containing 50 μl mixed AMPure XP Beads. Mix thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CPP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CPP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
5
Incubate the CPP plate at room temperature for 15 minutes.
6
Place the CPP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
7
Remove the adhesive seal from the CPP plate.
8
Remove and discard 95 μl of supernatant from each well of the CPP plate.
NOTE
Leave the CPP plate on the magnetic stand while performing the following 80% EtOH wash
steps (9–11).
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With the CPP plate on the magnetic stand, add 200 μl freshly prepared 80% EtOH to
each well without disturbing the beads.
10 Incubate the CPP plate at room temperature for 30 seconds, and then remove and
discard all of the supernatant from each well.
11 Repeat steps 9 and 10 one time for a total of two 80% EtOH washes.
12 While keeping the CPP plate on the magnetic stand, let the samples air-dry at room
temperature for 15 minutes.
13 Resuspend the dried pellet in each well with 32.5 μl Resuspension Buffer. Mix
thoroughly as follows:
a Seal the CPP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the CPP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
14 Incubate the CPP plate at room temperature for 2 minutes.
15 Place the CPP plate on the magnetic stand at room temperature for 5 minutes or until
the liquid is clear.
16 Remove the adhesive seal from the CPP plate.
17 Transfer 30 μl of clear supernatant from each well of the CPP plate to the
corresponding well of the new HSP plate labeled with the TSP1 barcode.
SAFE STOPPING POINT
If you do not plan to proceed immediately to Validate Library on page 86, you can safely stop
the protocol here. If you are stopping, seal the TSP1 plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal
and store at -25°C to -15°C for up to seven days.
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High Sample (HS) Protocol
Validate Library
Illumina recommends performing the following procedures for quality control analysis on
your sample library and quantification of the DNA library templates.
Quantify Libraries
To achieve the highest-quality data on Illumina sequencing platforms, it is important to
create optimum cluster densities across every lane of the flow cell. Optimizing cluster
densities requires accurate quantitation of DNA library templates. Quantify your libraries
using qPCR according to the Illumina Sequencing Library qPCR Quantification Guide
(part # 11322363).
NOTE
See Additional Resources on page 9 for information on how to download the Illumina
Sequencing Library qPCR Quantification Guide (part # 11322363) from the Illumina website.
Quality Control
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1
Do one of the following:
• Load 1 μl of resuspended construct on an Agilent Technologies 2100 Bioanalyzer
using a DNA-specific chip such as the Agilent DNA 1000.
• Dilute 1 μl of resuspended construct with 1 μl RSB and load on an Advanced
Analytical Fragment Analyzer using Standard Sensitivity NGS Fragment Analysis
Kit.
2
Check the size and purity of the sample. Check the size and purity of the sample. The
final product should be a band at approximately 260 bp (for single-read libraries).
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Figure 8 Example of TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 Library Size Distribution
Figure 9 TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 260 bp PCR Product
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High Sample (HS) Protocol
Normalize and Pool Libraries
This process describes how to prepare DNA templates for cluster generation. Indexed DNA
libraries are normalized to 10 nM in the DCT plate and then pooled in equal volumes in
the PDP plate. Non-indexed DNA libraries are normalized to 10 nM in the DCT plate.
Consumables
Item
Quantity
Storage
Supplied By
Barcode labels for:
• DCT (Diluted Cluster
Template)
• PDP (Pooled DCT Plate)
(for pooling only)
1 label per plate
15°C to 30°C
Illumina
96-well HSP plate
(for pooling only)
1
15°C to 30°C
User
96-well MIDI plate
1
15°C to 30°C
User
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
4
15°C to 30°C
User
Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH8.5 with
0.1% Tween 20
Enough to normalize
the concentration of
each sample library
to 10 nM
15°C to 30°C
User
Preparation
} Remove the TSP1 plate from -25°C to -15°C storage, if it was stored at the conclusion of
Clean Up PCR on page 84.
• Let it thaw at room temperature.
• Centrifuge the thawed TSP1 plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
• Remove the adhesive seal from the thawed TSP1 plate.
} Review the TruSeq Sample Preparation Pooling Guide (part # 15042173). See for
information on how to download the guide from the Illumina website.
} Apply a DCT barcode label to a new 96-well MIDI plate.
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Make DCT
1
Transfer 10 μl of sample library from each well of the TSP1 plate to the corresponding
well of the new MIDI plate labeled with the DCT barcode.
2
Normalize the concentration of sample library in each well of the DCT plate to 10 nM
using Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH 8.5 with 0.1% Tween 20.
NOTE
Depending on the yield quantification data of each sample library, the final volume in
the DCT plate can vary from 10–400 μl.
3
Mix the DCT plate as follows:
a Seal the DCT plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the DCT plate on a microplate shaker at 1000 rpm for 2 minutes.
4
Centrifuge the DCT plate at 280 × g for 1 minute.
5
Remove the adhesive seal from the DCT plate.
6
Depending on the type of library you want to generate, do one of the following:
• For non-pooled libraries, the protocol stops here. Do one of the following:
— Proceed to cluster generation. For more information, see the cluster generation
section of the user guide for your Illumina platform.
— Seal the DCT plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal and store at
-25°C to -15°C.
• For pooled libraries, proceed to Make PDP (for pooling only).
Make PDP (for pooling only)
NOTE
Do not make a PDP plate if there is no pooling.
1
Determine the number of samples to be combined together for each pool.
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} [For pooling only] Apply a PDP barcode label to a new 96-well HSP plate.
High Sample (HS) Protocol
2
Transfer 10 μl of each normalized sample library to be pooled from the DCT plate to
one well of the new HSP plate labeled with the PDP barcode.
The total volume in each well of the PDP plate is 10X the number of combined sample
libraries and 20–240 μl (2–24 libraries). For example, the volume for 2 samples is 20 μl,
the volume for 12 samples is 120 μl, or the volume for 24 samples is 240 μl.
NOTE
Avoid pooling two samples with the same index.
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3
Mix the PDP plate as follows:
a Seal the PDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal.
b Shake the PDP plate on a microplate shaker at 1800 rpm for 2 minutes.
4
Do one of the following:
• Proceed to cluster generation. For more information, see the cluster generation
section of the user guide for your Illumina sequencing platform.
• Seal the PDP plate with a Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seal and store at -25°C to -15°C.
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Appendix A Supporting Information
Introduction
Acronyms
Kit Contents
Consumables and Equipment
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Appendix A
Supporting Information
Supporting Information
Introduction
The protocols described in this guide assume that you have reviewed the contents of this
appendix, confirmed your kit contents, and obtained all of the requisite consumables and
equipment.
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Acronyms
Acronyms
Table 3
Acronyms
Acronym
Definition
ALP
Adapter Ligation Plate
ATL
A-Tailing Mix
BBB
Bead Binding Buffer
BWB
Bead Washing Buffer
CAP
Clean Up ALP Plate
CCP
cDNA Clean Up Plate
cDNA
Complimentary DNA
CDP
cDNA Plate
CPP
Clean Up PCR Plate
CTA
A-Tailing Control
CTE
End Repair Control
CTL
Ligation Control
DCT
Diluted Cluster Template
dsDNA
double-stranded DNA
ELB
Elution Buffer
EPF
Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
ERP
End Repair Mix
EUC
Experienced User Card
FSM
First Strand Master Mix
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Definition
HSP
Hardshell Plate
HS
High Sample
HT
High Throughput
IMP
Insert Modification Plate
IEM
Illumina Experiment Manager
LIG
Ligation Mix
LS
Low Sample
LTF
Lab Tracking Form
PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction
PDP
Pooled Dilution Plate
PMM
PCR Master Mix
PPC
PCR Primer Cocktail
RBP
RNA Bead Plate
RFP
RNA Fragmentation Plate
RPB
RNA Purification Beads
RSB
Resuspension Buffer
SAV
SequenceAnalysisViewer
SSM
Second Strand Master Mix
STL
Stop Ligation Buffer
TSP
Target Sample Plate
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Check to make sure that you have all of the reagents identified in this section before
starting the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 protocol.
The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 is available in a Set A and a Set B. Each TruSeq RNA
Sample Prep Kit v2 contains enough reagents to prepare up to 48 samples. When used
together, sets A and B allow for pooling up to 24 samples using the 12 different indexes in
each kit.
Table 4 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 Kits
Kit Name
Catalog #
Number
of
Samples
Supported
Number
of
Indexes
TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set A (48rxn)
RS-121-2001
48
12
TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set B (48rxn)
RS-121-2002
48
12
48 Samples, Boxes A and B
You receive either box A or B in the kit, depending on the set ordered. These boxes also
contain plate barcode labels.
Store at -25°C to -15°C
These boxes are shipped on dry ice. As soon as you receive them, store the following
components at -25°C to -15°C.
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Kit Contents
Supporting Information
Figure 10 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2, Box A, part # 15025062
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ERP
ATL
LIG
CTE
CTA
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STL
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AR005
AR006
AR007
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AR013
AR014
AR015
AR016
AR018
AR019
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Description
Resuspension Buffer
End Repair Mix
A-Tailing Mix
Ligation Mix
End Repair Control
A-Tailing Control
Ligation Control
Stop Ligation Buffer
RNA Adapter Index 2
RNA Adapter Index 4
RNA Adapter Index 5
RNA Adapter Index 6
RNA Adapter Index 7
RNA Adapter Index 12
RNA Adapter Index 13
RNA Adapter Index 14
RNA Adapter Index 15
RNA Adapter Index 16
RNA Adapter Index 18
RNA Adapter Index 19
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Figure 11 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2, Box B, part # 15025063
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LIG
CTE
CTA
CTL
STL
AR001
AR003
AR008
AR009
AR010
AR011
AR020
AR021
AR022
AR023
AR025
AR027
Part #
15026770
15012494
15012495
15026773
15026774
15026775
15026776
15012546
15026633
15026635
15026641
15026642
15026643
15026644
15024662
15024663
15024664
15024665
15024667
15024668
Description
Resuspension Buffer
End Repair Mix
A-Tailing Mix
Ligation Mix
End Repair Control
A-Tailing Control
Ligation Control
Stop Ligation Buffer
RNA Adapter Index 1
RNA Adapter Index 3
RNA Adapter Index 8
RNA Adapter Index 9
RNA Adapter Index 10
RNA Adapter Index 11
RNA Adapter Index 20
RNA Adapter Index 21
RNA Adapter Index 22
RNA Adapter Index 23
RNA Adapter Index 25
RNA Adapter Index 27
48 Samples - Box 1 of 2
Store as specified
This box is shipped on refrigerated gel packs. As soon as you receive it, store the
components as specified.
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Figure 12 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 48 Samples, (Box 1 of 2),
part # 15027078
Slot
1
Reagent
RPB
2
3
4
DTE
DTA
DTL
Part #
Description
15026778 RNA Purification
Beads
15026766 CTE Dilution Tube
15026805 CTA Dilution Tube
15026807 CTL Dilution Tube
Storage Temperature
2°C to 8°C
Room Temperature
Room Temperature
Room Temperature
48 Samples - Box 2 of 2
Store at -25°C to -15°C
This box is shipped on dry ice. As soon as you receive it, store the following components at
-25°C to -15°C.
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Kit Contents
Figure 13 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Box 2, part # 15027387
Slot
1
2
3
4
5
6
Reagent
BBB
ELB
BWB
EPF
FSM
SSM
Part #
15026779
15026780
15012925
15026782
15026783
15026784
Description
Bead Binding Buffer
Elution Buffer
Bead Washing Buffer
Elute, Prime, Fragment Mix
First Strand Master Mix
Second Strand Master Mix
48 Samples - PCR Box Store at -25°C to -15°C
This box is shipped on dry ice. As soon as you receive it, store the following components at
-25°C to -15°C.
Figure 14 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2, 48 Samples-PCR Box, part # 15027084
Slot
1
2
Reagent
PMM
PPC
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Part #
15026785
15026786
Description
PCR Master Mix
PCR Primer Cocktail
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Consumables and Equipment
Check to make sure that you have all of the necessary user-supplied consumables and
equipment before starting the TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 protocol. The
requirement for some supplies is dependent upon the protocol performed (LS or HS) and
these items are specified in separate tables.
NOTE
The TruSeq RNA Sample Preparation v2 protocol has been optimized and validated using
the items listed. Comparable performance is not guaranteed when using alternate
consumables and equipment.
Table 5 User-Supplied Consumables
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Consumable
Supplier
1.5 ml RNase/DNase-free
non-sticky tubes
Life Technologies,
part # AM12450
10 μl barrier pipette tips
General lab supplier
10 μl multichannel pipettes
General lab supplier
10 μl single channel pipettes
General lab supplier
1000 μl barrier pipette tips
General lab supplier
1000 μl multichannel pipettes
General lab supplier
1000 μl single channel pipettes
General lab supplier
200 μl barrier pipette tips
General lab supplier
200 μl multichannel pipettes
General lab supplier
200 μl single channel pipettes
General lab supplier
96-well storage plates, round well,
0.8 ml (“MIDI” plate)
Fisher Scientific,
part # AB-0859
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Supplier
96-well 2 ml deep well plates
(Optional - to aliquot reagents)
Thomson Instrument
Company,
part # 951652
Agencourt AMPure XP 60 ml kit
Beckman Coulter
Genomics,
part # A63881
Certified low-range ultra-agarose
(Optional - to determine input RNA integrity)
Bio-Rad, part # 1613107
Ethanol 200 proof (absolute)
for molecular biology (500 ml)
Sigma-Aldrich,
part # E7023
Microseal ‘B’ adhesive seals
Bio-Rad,
part # MSB-1001
MicroTube (6x16mm), AFA fiber
with crimp-cap
(Optional - for alternative fragmentation only)
Covaris, part #
520052
MinElute Gel Extraction Kit
(Optional - if starting with previously isolated mRNA)
QIAGEN, part #
28604
Nuclease-free ultra pure water
General lab supplier
RNaseZap
(to decontaminate surfaces)
General lab supplier
RNase/DNase-free eight-tube strips and caps
General lab supplier
RNase/DNase-free multichannel reagent reservoirs, disposable
VWR, part # 89094658
SuperScript II Reverse Transcriptase
Invitrogen,
part # 18064-014
Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH8.5
General lab supplier
Tween 20
Sigma, part # P7949
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Consumable
Supporting Information
Table 6 User-Supplied Consumables - Additional Items for LS Processing
Consumable
Supplier
96-well 0.3 ml PCR plates
General lab supplier
Table 7 User-Supplied Consumables - Additional Items for HS Processing
Consumable
Supplier
Hard-Shell 96-well PCR Plates (“HSP” plate)
Bio-Rad,
part # HSP-9601
Microseal ‘A’ film
Bio-Rad, part # MSA-5001
Table 8 User-Supplied Equipment
Equipment
Supplier
96-well thermal cycler
(with heated lid)
General lab supplier
2100 Bioanalyzer Desktop System
Agilent, part # G2940CA
Agilent DNA 1000 Kit
Agilent, part # 5067-1504
Magnetic stand-96
Life Technologies, part # AM10027
Microplate centrifuge
General lab supplier
Vortexer
General lab supplier
Table 9 User-Supplied Equipment - Additional Items for HS Processing
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Consumable
Supplier
High-Speed Microplate Shaker
VWR, catalog # • 13500-890 (110 V/120 V) or
• 14216-214 (230 V)
Part # 15026495 Rev. F
Supplier
MIDI plate insert for heating system
Note: Two inserts are recommended
to support successive heating procedures.
Illumina, catalog # BD-60-601
Stroboscope
General lab supplier
Consumables and Equipment
Consumable
One of the following:
Note: Two systems are recommended
to support successive heating procedures.
• SciGene TruTemp Heating System
• Hybex Microsample Incubator
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• Illumina, catalog #
• SC-60-503 (115 V) or
• SC-60-504 (220 V)
• SciGene, catalog #
• 1057-30-0 (115 V) or
• 1057-30-2 (230 V)
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TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Indexed Adapter
Sequences
The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 contains the following indexed adapter sequences.
NOTE
• The index numbering is not contiguous. There is no Index 17, 24, or 26.
• The base in parentheses () indicates the base for the seventh cycle and is not considered as
part of the index sequence. Record the index in the sample sheet as only six bases. For
indexes 13 and above, the seventh base (in parentheses) might not be A, which is seen in
the seventh cycle of the index read.
• For more information on the number of cycles used to sequence the index read,
reference your instrument user guide.
Table 10 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set A Indexed Adapter Sequences
Adapter
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Sequence
Adapter
Sequence
AR002
CGATGT(A)
AR013
AGTCAA(C)
AR004
TGACCA(A)
AR014
AGTTCC(G)
AR005
ACAGTG(A)
AR015
ATGTCA(G)
AR006
GCCAAT(A)
AR016
CCGTCC(C)
AR007
CAGATC(A)
AR018
GTCCGC(A)
AR012
CTTGTA(A)
AR019
GTGAAA(C)
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Table 11 TruSeq RNA Sample Prep Kit v2 Set B Indexed Adapter Sequences
Adapter
Sequence
Adapter
Sequence
AR001
ATCACG(A)
AR020
GTGGCC(T)
AR003
TTAGGC(A)
AR021
GTTTCG(G)
AR008
ACTTGA(A)
AR022
CGTACG(T)
AR009
GATCAG(A)
AR023
GAGTGG(A)
AR010
TAGCTT(A)
AR025
ACTGAT(A)
AR011
GGCTAC(A)
AR027
ATTCCT(T)
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Appendix B Alternate Fragmentation Protocols
Introduction
Modify RNA Fragmentation Time
Fragment Samples After ds cDNA Synthesis
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109
111
107
Appendix B
Alternate Fragmentation
Protocols
Alternate Fragmentation Protocols
Introduction
Fragmentation of the nucleic acids is required for optimal library preparation, clustering,
and sequencing. The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 fragmentation protocol for transcriptome
analysis is performed on the RNA after mRNA purification using elevated temperatures.
The fragmentation results in libraries with inserts ranging from 120–200 bp, with a median
size of 150 bp. The TruSeq RNA Sample Prep v2 fragmentation protocol ensures the best
coverage of the transcriptome with efficient library production.
Illumina recognizes that some customers have different purposes for their sequencing
experiments. The need for larger inserts is greater than the need for the best coverage for
applications such as splice variant analysis studies. Two separate options are provided for
varying the insert size of your library:
} Modify the fragmentation time
} Shear the sample after the synthesis of the ds cDNA.
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To modify the fragmentation of the RNA to allow for longer RNA fragments, the time of
fragmentation can be shortened during the Purify and Fragment mRNA procedures. Modify
the thermal cycler Elution 2 - Frag - Prime program: 94°C for X minutes followed by a
4°C hold for the thermal cycler. Determine X based on the length of the desired RNA. See
Table 12 for a range of suggested times and sizes.
Table 12 Library Insert Fragmentation Time
Time at 94 °C
Range of Insert
Median Insert
(minutes)
Lengtha (bp)
Lengtha (bp)
b
0
130–350
200
1
130–310
190
2
130–290
185
3
125–250
165
4
120–225
160
8
120–210
155
12
115–180
140
Covarisc
130–280
180
Average Final Library Size
(Bioanalyzer bp)
467
439
410
366
326
309
272
385
a. Insert length determined after clustering and sequencing with a paired-end sequencing run.
b. Skip the Incubate RFP procedures (fragmentation) for samples requiring 0 minutes fragmentation time.
Instead, place the sealed plate on the pre-heated thermal cycler. Close the lid and incubate the plate at
80°C for 2 minutes to elute the primed mRNA from the RNA Purification Beads. Then, immediately
place the plate on the magnetic stand and proceed to the Synthesize First Strand cDNA process.
c. Covaris sheared sample was incubated for 2 minutes at 80°C instead of 94°C. See Fragment Samples
After ds cDNA Synthesis on page 111.
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Modify RNA Fragmentation Time
Modify RNA Fragmentation Time
Alternate Fragmentation Protocols
Figure 15 Shortened Fragmentation Time Results
NOTE
The discrepancy between the reported insert size using the Agilent Bioanalyzer, and the
insert size determined after clustering and sequencing with a paired-end sequencing run, is
due to the bias towards clustering smaller fragments. To target a specific fragment size, a gel
size selection step is required after adapter ligation.
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To shear the sample after the synthesis of the ds cDNA, during the Purify and Fragment
mRNA procedures modify the thermal cycler Elution 2 - Frag - Prime program to 80°C for
2 minutes followed by a 4°C hold. Shearing during Purify and Fragment mRNA procedure
elutes the mRNA and anneals the random primers without fragmenting the RNA. Proceed
with the protocol through the Purify CDP procedures to purify the ds cDNA. The ds cDNA
is in 50 μl of Resuspension Buffer. The cDNA can be transferred to a Covaris tube and
sheared using a Covaris instrument as described in the following procedures.
User Supplied Consumables
} Covaris Tubes
} ds cDNA
Preparation
} Turn on the Covaris instrument at least 30 minutes before starting.
} Following the manufacturer’s instructions, de-gas and pre-chill the water to a
temperature of 3°C to 6°C. Start the fragmentation procedure at 6°C.
} Apply an IMP barcode label to a new 96-well plate.
Procedure
1
Shear each ds cDNA sample by adding 50 μl of each cDNA sample in a Covaris tube.
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Fragment Samples After ds cDNA Synthesis
Fragment Samples After ds cDNA Synthesis
Alternate Fragmentation Protocols
2
Fragment the ds cDNA using the following settings:
Option
Duty cycle
Intensity
Bursts per second
Duration
5%
3
200
80 seconds
Mode
Frequency sweeping
Power
33–34W
Temperature
112
Setting
5.5°C to 6°C
3
Seal the Covaris tube and centrifuge at 600 × g for 5 seconds.
4
Transfer the contents to the IMP plate.
5
Do one of the following:
• For LS processing, proceed to Perform End Repair on page 27
• For HS processing, proceed to Perform End Repair on page 67.
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A
Add ATL 32, 73
Add LIG 35, 77
Add SSM 25, 64
Add STL 36, 77
ALP 27, 67
Amp PCR 41, 84
AMPure XP Beads 24, 27, 34, 39, 63, 67,
75, 81
ATL 31, 72
B
BaseSpace 10, 14, 52
BBB 16, 54
Best Practices 9
BWB 16, 54
C
CAP 34, 75
CCP 63
cDNA synthesis 15, 53
CDP (cDNA Plate) 21, 60
Clean Up ALP 36, 78
Clean Up IMP 29, 69
Clean Up PCR 41, 84
cluster generation 2, 47, 90
Covaris tubes 111
CPP 81
CTA 31, 72
CTE 27, 67
CTL 34, 75
customer support 115
D
DCT 45, 88
documentation 115
ds cDNA 111
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Index
Index
E
ELB 16, 54
Elution 2 - Frag - Prime 20, 59, 109
end repair 2
EPF 16, 54
ERP 27, 67
experienced user card (EUC) 9-10
F
first strand cDNA 2
fragment 2
fragmentation time 108
FSM 21, 60
H
help, technical 115
High Sample (HS) 3
HSP 3
I
IEM 10
IMP 24, 28, 63, 69
in-line control DNA 7
Incubate 1 ALP 33, 74
Incubate 1 CDP 23, 62
Incubate 1 RBP 18, 56
Incubate 2 ALP 36, 77
Incubate 2 CDP 25, 64
Incubate 2 RBP 19, 57
Incubate IMP 29, 69
index adapter 2
indexed adapter 104
L
LIG 34, 75
Low Sample (LS) 3
113
Index
M
Make CDP 22, 61
Make DCT 46, 89
Make IMP 28, 69
Make PCR 41, 83
Make PDP 46, 89
Make RBP 18, 56
Make RFP 20, 58
micro plate shaker 3
microheating system 3
MIDI 3
mRNA 2
mRNA Denaturation 18, 56
P
PCR 34, 75
PDP 45, 88
PMM 39, 81
poly-T magnetic beads 2, 15, 53
polyA 2, 15, 53
pooled sample volumes 46, 90
pooling guidelines 10
PPC 39, 81
Purify CDP 25, 64
STL 34, 75
strip tubes and caps 17, 21, 24, 27, 31,
35, 40, 55, 60, 63, 67, 72, 76, 82
SuperScript II 21, 60
T
technical assistance 115
thermal cycler 3
total RNA 2
Training 9
Tris-HCl 45, 88
TSP1 39, 45, 81, 88
W
Wash RBP 18, 57
workflow diagram 13, 51
Q
qPCR 10
quality control 43, 86
quantify libraries 43, 86
R
RBP 16, 55
reagent reservoirs 17, 21, 24, 27, 31, 34,
40, 55, 60, 63, 67, 72, 76, 82
RFP 55
RNA Adapter Indexes 34, 75
RPB 16, 55
RSB 16, 24, 27, 31, 34, 39, 54, 63, 67, 72,
75, 81
S
SAV 7-8
second strand cDNA 2
shear sample after synthesis 111
SSM 24, 63
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For technical assistance, contact Illumina Technical Support.
Table 13 Illumina General Contact Information
Illumina Website
Email
www.illumina.com
[email protected]
Table 14 Illumina Customer Support Telephone Numbers
Region
Contact Number
Region
North America
1.800.809.4566
Italy
Austria
0800.296575
Netherlands
Belgium
0800.81102
Norway
Denmark
80882346
Spain
Finland
0800.918363
Sweden
France
0800.911850
Switzerland
Germany
0800.180.8994
United Kingdom
Ireland
1.800.812949
Other countries
Contact Number
800.874909
0800.0223859
800.16836
900.812168
020790181
0800.563118
0800.917.0041
+44.1799.534000
Safety Data Sheets
Safety data sheets (SDSs) are available on the Illumina website at
www.illumina.com/msds.
Product Documentation
Product documentation in PDF is available for download from the Illumina website. Go
to www.illumina.com/support, select a product, then click Documentation & Literature.
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Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
Illumina
San Diego, California 92122 U.S.A.
+1.800.809.ILMN (4566)
+1.858.202.4566 (outside North America)
[email protected]
www.illumina.com
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