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The BioMicro Center now supports preparation of Chromatin IP samples. Basics about Chromatin IP can be found at this link.

Diagenode IP-STAR

The BioMicro Center support for ChIP experiments begins with automation of the hosts a Diagenode IP-Star automated ChIP system.

Sonicated chromatin will undergo IP on the IPstar. RNase A, Proteinase K, Phenol Chloroform extraction and purification will be performed off of the instrument and submitted for QC on the Bioanalyzer. These ChIP samples may be picked up for qPCR or sent directly to SPRI for library construction and sequencing (options are listed on submission forms). Users will be contacted if ChIP samples fail QC. These samples will not be submitted to SPRI-works but will be charged for the IP.

Marson A, et al. Cell 2008
Marson A, et al. Cell 2008


Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing (ChIP-Seq) combines ChIP with DNA sequencing, allowing researchers to identify the binding sites of DNA-associated proteins. It can be used as a more cost effective and higher quality alternative to whole genome microarray hybridization. You can find more information about Illumina's ChIP-Seq protocols and kits here. ChIP-Seq samples are typically run as 36nt or 40nt single-end runs on the GAIIx or HiSeq, respectively.

ChIP Seq Literature

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