Proximity Labeling

Methods and Protocols

  • Murat Sunbul
  • Andres Jäschke

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2008)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Koichi Honke, Arisa Miyagawa-Yamaguchi, Norihiro Kotani
    Pages 1-12
  3. Daniel Z. Bar, Francis S. Collins
    Pages 73-81
  4. Danielle G. May, Kyle J. Roux
    Pages 83-95
  5. Song-Yi Lee, Jeong Kon Seo, Hyun-Woo Rhee
    Pages 97-105
  6. Akiyoshi Uezu, Scott Soderling
    Pages 107-119
  7. Tyler K. Fenstermaker, Guizhi Sun, Alexander Mazo, Svetlana Petruk
    Pages 121-129
  8. Nils Muthmann, Fabian Muttach, Andrea Rentmeister
    Pages 131-146
  9. Jasper S. Möhler, Philipp Werther, Richard Wombacher
    Pages 147-163
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


This book provides detailed protocols and untold tips and tricks regarding the most well-known examples of proximity labeling methods, in which the protein of interest is genetically fused to or labeled with an enzyme that can generate short-lived reactive species to non-specifically label molecules within a certain radius of up to twenty nanometers. Beginning with peroxidase-based proximity labeling methods, the volume continues with BioID, proximity labeling methods that describe the proximity ligation assay to detect RNA-DNA interactions, UV cross-linking to demonstrate RNA-protein interactions, and how chemical and enzymatic reactivities can be improved upon DNA-DNA and protein-protein interactions, as well as “proximity-induced self-labeling,” where the radius of labeling is zero. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Proximity Labeling: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for researchers exploring the crucial roles that proximity-driven reactions play in biological systems.


Peroxidase-based labeling BioID Proximity ligation assay Biophysical properties Subcellular architecture Biomolecules Protein-protein interactions RNA-protein interactions

Editors and affiliations

  • Murat Sunbul
    • 1
  • Andres Jäschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular BiotechnologyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular BiotechnologyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9536-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9537-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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