C-ing the Genome: A Compendium of Chromosome Conformation Capture Methods to Study Higher-Order Chromatin Organization
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Three-dimensional organization of the chromatin has important roles in transcription, replication, DNA repair, and pathologic events such as translocations. There are two fundamental ways to study higher-order chromatin organization: microscopic and molecular approaches. In this review, we briefly introduce the molecular approaches, focusing on chromosome conformation capture or "3C" technology and its derivatives, which can be used to probe chromatin folding at resolutions beyond that provided by microscopy techniques. We further discuss the different types of data generated by the 3C-based methods and how they can be used to answer distinct biological questions.
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Citation: J Cell Physiol. 2016 Jan;231(1):31-5. doi: 10.1002/jcp.25062. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of cellular physiology
Barutcu, Ahmet Rasim; Fritz, Andrew J.; Zaidi, Sayyed K.; van Wijnen, Andre J.; Lian, Jane B.; Stein, Janet L.; Nickerson, Jeffrey A.; Imbalzano, Anthony N.; and Stein, Gary S., "C-ing the Genome: A Compendium of Chromosome Conformation Capture Methods to Study Higher-Order Chromatin Organization" (2016). Cell and Developmental Biology Publications and Presentations. Paper 170.