, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 83-98

Nuclear proteins: finding and binding target sites in chromatin

Abstract

Fluorescent protein labelling, as well as impressive progress in live cell imaging have revolutionised the view on how essential nuclear functions like gene transcription regulation and DNA repair are organised. Here, we address questions like how DNA-interacting molecules find and bind their target sequences in the vast amount of DNA. In addition, we discuss methods that have been developed for quantitative analysis of data from fluorescence recovery after photobleaching experiments (FRAP).