In Situ Chromatin-Binding Assay Using Epifluorescent Microscopy in S. pombe

  • Jinpu Yang
  • Fei LiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1721)


Chromatin-associated proteins play critical roles in many cellular processes, including gene expression, epigenetic regulation, DNA repair, recombination, and replication. Especially, epigenetic landscape, shaped by a variety of chromatin-binding proteins, is dynamic and regulated in a context-dependent manner. In situ chromatin-binding assay is a powerful but simple tool to investigate how proteins, such as epigenetic components, associate with chromatin. This approach relies on the fact that chromatin bound proteins are more resistant to detergent extraction. Here, we describe a protocol for the in situ chromatin-binding assay used in Schizosaccaromyces pombe.

Key words

Epigenetics In situ chromatin binding H3 CENP-A GFP Fission yeast Schizosaccaromyces pombe 



We thank Dr. Qianhua Dong, Hyoju Ban, and Dr. David Aristizabal Corrales for reading the manuscript. This work was supported by National Institutes of Health grant R01GM106037 (to F.L.) and NSF grant MCB-1330557 (to F.L.). F. L. is a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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