Degradation of S. cerevisiae Cohesin with the Auxin-Inducible Degron System

  • Clémentine Brocas
  • Cécile Ducrot
  • Karine DubranaEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2004)


The cohesin complex is required to establish sister chromatid cohesion and ensure accurate chromosome segregation after DNA replication. Recent data has also revealed a role for cohesion as a major player in DNA repair and gene expression regulation. All subunits of the Cohesin complex are essential and cannot be deleted. Here, we describe a protocol to efficiently deplete cohesin subunits with an auxin-inducible degron (AID) system in S. cerevisiae.

Key words

S. cerevisiae Cohesin Auxin degron 



This work was supported by a grant from the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007 2013/European Research Council grant agreement 281287) and fundings from the Radiobiology program of the CEA Segment 4 and ANR (DICENs-ANR-14-CE10-0021-01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clémentine Brocas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Cécile Ducrot
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Karine Dubrana
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.UMR Stabilité Génétique Cellules Souches et RadiationsUniversité Paris Diderot, Université Paris-Sud, CEAFontenay-aux-RosesFrance
  2. 2.U1274, InsermFontenay-aux-RosesFrance
  3. 3.iRCM/JACOB/DRF, CEAFontenay-aux-RosesFrance

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