ERK Signaling pp 289-301 | Cite as

Probing Chromatin Modifications in Response to ERK Signaling

  • Ozgur Oksuz
  • Wee-Wei TeeEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1487)


Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is a technique used to determine the association of proteins or histone modifications with chromatin regions in living cells or tissues, and is used extensively in the chromatin biology field to study transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms. Increasing evidence points to an epigenetic coordination of signaling cascades, such as ERK, that regulate key processes in development and disease, revealing novel principles of gene regulation. Here we describe a detailed protocol for performing chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by qPCR (ChIP-qPCR) for probing histone modifications regulated by ERK signaling in mouse ESCs.

Key words

Chromatin immunoprecipitation Histone modifications Polycomb ERK signaling Spike-in normalization ChIP-Western blot ChIP-qPCR 



Work in the W.-W.T. lab is supported by research fundings from the Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship as well as the Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research)SingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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