Advanced Approaches in Study of DNA-protein Interaction

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L. Béresováa,b and R. Lenobelb

a Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University, Olomouc, b Department of Protein Biochemistry and Proteomics, Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc

Keywords: DNA, affinity chromatography, mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy, electrophoretic mobility shift assay


DNA-protein interactions play an essential role in many regulatory mechanisms such as replication, transcription or translation and are responsible for the maintenance of the genome integrity. Isolation, identification and subsequent characterization of the biological function of DNA binding proteins propose insight into the pathological mechanisms that underlie various diseases. This review brings an overview of methods used for isolation and identification of DNA binding proteins (DNA-affinity chromatography coupled with quantitative proteomics and mass spectrometry) and subsequent methods for the characterization of their biological functions (fluorescence microscopy). Principles, advantages and disadvantages of individual methods are briefly discussed.


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