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Chromatin Pull-Down Methodology Based on DNA Triple Helix Formation

Abstract : Identification of the protein complexes associated with defined DNA sequence elements is essential to understand the numerous transactions in which DNA is involved, such as replication, repair, transcription, and chromatin dynamics. Here we describe two protocols, IDAP (Isolation of DNA Associated Proteins) and CoIFI (Chromatin-of-Interest Fragment Isolation), that allow for isolating DNA/protein complexes (i.e., nucleoprotein elements) by means of a DNA capture tool based on DNA triple helix (triplex) formation. Typically, IDAP is used to capture proteins that bind to a given DNA element of interest (e.g., a specific DNA sequence, an unusual DNA structure, a DNA lesion) that can be introduced at will into plasmids. The plasmids are immobilized by means of a triplex-forming probe on magnetic beads and incubated in nuclear extracts; by using in parallel a control plasmid (that lacks the DNA element of interest), proteins that preferentially bind to the DNA element of interest are captured and identified by mass spectrometry. Similarly, CoIFI also uses a triplex-forming probe to capture a specific chromatin fragment from a cultured cell line that has been engineered to contain multiple copies of the DNA element of interest.
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Asako Isogawa, Robert Fuchs, Shingo Fujii. Chromatin Pull-Down Methodology Based on DNA Triple Helix Formation. DNA Electrophoresis Methods and Protocols, 2119, pp.183-199, 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology, ⟨10.1007/978-1-0716-0323-9_16⟩. ⟨hal-02990279⟩



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