Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 83, Issue 5, pp 586–594 | Cite as

An Inducible DamID System for Profiling Interactions of Nuclear Lamina Protein Component Lamin B1 with Chromosomes in Mouse Cells

  • E. N. KozhevnikovaEmail author
  • A. E. Leshchenko
  • A. V. Pindyurin


At the level of DNA organization into chromatin, there are mechanisms that define gene expression profiles in specialized cell types. Genes within chromatin regions that are located at the nuclear periphery are generally expressed at lower levels; however, the nature of this phenomenon remains unclear. These parts of chromatin interact with nuclear lamina proteins like Lamin B1 and, therefore, can be identified in a given cell type by chromatin profiling of these proteins. In this study, we created and tested a Dam Identification (DamID) system induced by Cre recombinase using Lamin B1 and mouse embryonic fibroblasts. This inducible system will help to generate genome-wide profiles of chromatin proteins in given cell types and tissues with no need to dissect tissues from organs or separate cells from tissues, which is achieved by using specific regulatory DNA elements and due to the high sensitivity of the method.


inducible DamID system Lamin B1 CRISPR/Cas9 chromatin mouse embryonic fibroblasts 



ampicillin resistance gene




DNA adenine methyltransferase


DNA adenine methyltransferase identification


genomic DNA


methyl PCR (amplification of Dam-methylated genome fragments)


replication origin


Rosa Left Arm


Rosa Right Arm


transcription terminator


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Kozhevnikova
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • A. E. Leshchenko
    • 1
  • A. V. Pindyurin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular and Cellular BiologySiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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