Analysis of Specific Protein-DNA Interactions

  • Indrikis Muiznieks
  • Nils Rostoks
Part of the Springer Lab Manual book series (SLM)


The central issue in the regulation of genome functions is the mechanism of sequence-specific protein-nucleic acid interactions. Gene expression, replication, recombination and DNA condensation in chromatin are steered by binding of regulatory protein ligands to specific sites in DNA. Numerous methods have been developed to study protein-DNA interactions. In this chapter we discuss two widely used and straightforward approaches to address this problem.


Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay Calf Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Klenow Enzyme Saran Wrap Footprinting Assay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Indrikis Muiznieks
    • 1
  • Nils Rostoks
  1. 1.Faculty of BiologyUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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