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Chromatin Immunoprecipitation: A technique for identifying specific DNA sequences that are bound, in vivo, to proteins of interest. It involves formaldehyde fixation of Chromatin to crosslink the Dna-binding proteins to the DNA. After shearing the DNA into small fragments, specific DNA-protein complexes are isolated by immunoprecipitation with protein-specific Antibodies. Then, the DNA isolated from the complex can be identified by Pcr amplification and sequencing.

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) Protocol for Low-abundance Embryonic Samples

1Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne, 2Cologne Center for Genomics (CCG), University of Cologne, 3Cologne Excellence Cluster for Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), Research Center and Systems Biology of Ageing Cologne, University of Cologne

JoVE 56186


 Genetics

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation

JoVE 5551

Histones are proteins that help organize DNA in eukaryotic nuclei by serving as “scaffolds” around which DNA can be wrapped, forming a complex called “chromatin”. These proteins can be modified through the addition of chemical groups, and these changes affect gene expression. Researchers use a technique called chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) to better understand which DNA regions associate with specific histone modifications or other gene regulatory proteins. Antibodies are used to isolate the protein of interest, and the bound DNA is extracted for analysis. Here, JoVE presents the principles behind ChIP, discussing specific histone modifications and their relationship to gene expression and DNA organization. We then review how to perform a ChIP protocol, and explore the ways scientists are currently using this technique.


 Genetics

Chromatin Interaction Analysis with Paired-End Tag Sequencing (ChIA-PET) for Mapping Chromatin Interactions and Understanding Transcription Regulation

1Genome Institute of Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore, 2A*STAR-Duke-NUS Neuroscience Research Partnership, Singapore, 3Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

JoVE 3770


 Biology

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Based Developmental Toxicity Assays for Chemical Safety Screening and Systems Biology Data Generation

1Center of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Institute of Neurophysiology, University of Cologne, 2Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 3Department of Statistics, Technical University of Dortmund, 4Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Technical University of Dortmund

JoVE 52333


 Developmental Biology

Laser Microirradiation to Study In Vivo Cellular Responses to Simple and Complex DNA Damage

1Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 2Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine, 3Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 4Department of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, University of California, Irvine

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JoVE 56213


 JoVE In-Press

Genome-wide Mapping of Drug-DNA Interactions in Cells with COSMIC (Crosslinking of Small Molecules to Isolate Chromatin)

1Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 3Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 4The Genome Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison

JoVE 53510


 Biology

Deacetylation Assays to Unravel the Interplay between Sirtuins (SIRT2) and Specific Protein-substrates

1Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

JoVE 53563


 Chemistry

Hi-C: A Method to Study the Three-dimensional Architecture of Genomes.

1Program in Gene Function and Expression, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, 5Department of Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 6Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 7Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, 8Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JoVE 1869


 Biology

Prediction and Validation of Gene Regulatory Elements Activated During Retinoic Acid Induced Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation

1Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona, 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, 3MTA-DE “Lendulet” Immunogenomics Research Group, University of Debrecen

JoVE 53978


 Developmental Biology

Describing a Transcription Factor Dependent Regulation of the MicroRNA Transcriptome

1Division of Hematology, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, 2The Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, 3Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 4Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

JoVE 53300


 Bioengineering

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