PAR-CLIP: A Genomic Technique to Dissect RNA-Protein Interactions



RNA-protein interactions are central to cellular homeostasis and control every aspect of RNA metabolism in the cell. A variety of in vitro and in vivo techniques have been developed in the last three decades to study these interactions. Here we provide a brief review of the currently available techniques as well as an in-depth discussion of experimental and data analysis considerations for Photoactivatable-Ribonucleoside-Enhanced Crosslinking and Immunoprecipitation (PAR-CLIP). The RNA-protein networks interrogated by PAR-CLIP and other high-throughput methods will greatly enhance our understanding of post-transcriptional gene regulation in cellular homeostasis and disease.


RNA-binding protein Post-transcriptional gene regulation High-throughput sequencing Transcriptomics Crosslinking 

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  1. 1.Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene RegulationNIAMSBethesdaUSA

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