Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays allow the efficient characterization of the in vivo occupancy of genomic regions by DNA-binding proteins and thus facilitate the prediction of cis-regulatory sequences in silico and guide their validation in vivo. For these reasons, these assays and their permutations (e.g., ChIP-on-chip and ChIP-sequencing) are currently being extended to several non-mainstream model organisms, as the availability of specific antibodies increases. Here, we describe the development of a polyclonal antibody against the Brachyury protein of the marine invertebrate chordate Ciona intestinalis and provide a detailed ChIP protocol that should be easily adaptable to other marine organisms.
- Chromatin immunoprecipitation
- Transcription factor
- cis-regulatory module
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aquatic Science