Interactions between regulatory proteins and specific genomic regions are critical for all chromatin-based processes, including transcription, DNA replication, and DNA repair. Genome-wide mapping of such interactions is most commonly performed with chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-Seq), but a number of orthogonal methods employing targeted enzymatic activity have also been introduced. We previously described a genome-wide implementation of chromatin endogenous cleavage (ChEC-Seq), wherein a protein of interest is fused to micrococcal nuclease (MNase) to enable targeted, calcium-dependent genomic cleavage. Here, we describe the ChEC-Seq protocol for use in budding yeast though it can be used in other organisms in conjunction with appropriate methods for introduction of an MNase fusion protein.
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