Live Imaging of Xist RNA

  • Osamu MasuiEmail author
  • Edith HeardEmail author
  • Haruhiko KosekiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1861)


Live imaging gives additional layers of information such as physical dynamics of a molecule of your interest. Aptamer-based green fluorescent protein (GFP) labeling is suitable for visualization of RNA molecules. Here we describe a method to visualize Xist RNA using the Bgl aptamer system.

Key words

Live imaging Aptamer Xist RNA Bgl system 



I thank Drs. Edith Heard and Haruhiko Koseki for critical discussions. This work was supported by PRESTO and KAKENHI to O.M.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Developmental Genetics, Center for Integrative Medical SciencesRIKEN Yokohama InstituteYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Mammalian Developmental Epigenetics Group, Institut CuriePSL University, CNRS UMR3215, INSERM U934ParisFrance

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