Ribosome profiling is a powerful technique that enables researchers to monitor translational events across the transcriptome. It provides a snapshot of ribosome positions and density across the transcriptome at a sub-codon resolution. Here we describe the whole procedure of profiling ribosome footprints in mammalian cells. Two methods for Ribo-seq library construction are introduced, and their advantages and disadvantages are compared. There is a room for further improvement of Ribo-seq in terms of the amount of starting material, the duration of library construction, and the resolution of sequencing results.
- Deep sequencing