C-ing the Genome: A Compendium of Chromosome Conformation Capture Methods to Study Higher-Order Chromatin Organization

A. Rasim Barutcu, Andrew J. Fritz, Sayyed K. Zaidi, Andre J van Wijnen, Jane B. Lian, Janet L. Stein, Jeffrey A. Nickerson, Anthony N. Imbalzano, Gary S. Stein

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cellular Physiology
Volume231
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology

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    Barutcu, A. R., Fritz, A. J., Zaidi, S. K., van Wijnen, A. J., Lian, J. B., Stein, J. L., Nickerson, J. A., Imbalzano, A. N., & Stein, G. S. (2016). C-ing the Genome: A Compendium of Chromosome Conformation Capture Methods to Study Higher-Order Chromatin Organization. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 231(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcp.25062