Active Motif's Podcast / AMP001- Multiple Challenges in ChIP
- Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) was first developed in Drosophila, where interactions of RNA Pol II with genes were investigated (Mol. Cell. Biol. August 1985 vol. 5 ...
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- 2017-06-09 18:24
- Dr. Stefan Dillinger contributor
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) was first developed in Drosophila, where interactions of RNA Pol II with genes were investigated (Mol. Cell. Biol. August 1985 vol. 5 no. 8 2009-2018). Then, in a 1993 publication, (Genes & Dev. 1993 7:592-604), the group of James Broach described the association of histone acetylation state with transcriptional gene silencing in yeast. The technique was first used successfully in mammalian cells by Richard Treisman's group, published in 1998 (Cell (1998) 92:475-87).
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation is used to link specific states of chromatin to individual loci in a cell, to understand how genes are regulated, and to decipher the Histone Code. In this Episode, we discuss the multiple challenges of ChIP experiments and the difficulties that can arise during different steps of the process.
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Multiple Challenges in ChIP
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M. Braunstein, A. B. Rose, … J. R. Broach. Transcriptional silencing in yeast is associated with reduced nucleosome acetylation. Genes & Development. 1993. doi:10.1101/gad.7.4.592
Arthur S. Alberts, Olivier Geneste, Richard Treisman. Activation of SRF-Regulated Chromosomal Templates by Rho-Family GTPases Requires a Signal that Also Induces H4 Hyperacetylation. Cell. February 1986. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80941-1