Reconstitution of modified chromatin templates for in vitro functional assays

Miyong Yun, Chun Ruan, Jae Wan Huh, Bing Li

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To study the functions of histone modifications in the context of chromatin, it is necessary to be able to prepare nucleosomal templates that carry specific posttranslational modifications in a defined biochemical system. Here, we describe two sets of protocols for reconstituting designer nucleosomes that contain specifically modified histones. The resulting nucleosomes are suitable for electromobility shift assays, chromatin remodeling assays, and other functional and structural studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChromatin Remodeling
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsRandall H. Morse
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Chromatin
  • Histone modification
  • In vitro
  • Nucleosome
  • Reconstitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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