Over the last decades, identification of RNA–proteins complexes and their binding sites was challenging. Recently, techniques based on crosslinking, immunoprecipitation, and high-throughput sequencing have been developed. An optimized method, called eCLIP-seq, enables to identify precisely the targeted RNAs as well as the transcriptome-wide binding sites at nucleotide resolution. Here we describe the eCLIP-seq protocol in asexual stages of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. This method could facilitate the characterization of RNA-binding proteins in this organism for which few data are currently available.
- RNA-binding protein
- RNA–protein complex