Genome-wide localization of chromatin and transcription regulators can be detected by a variety of techniques. Here, we describe a novel method ‘greenCUT&RUN’ for genome-wide profiling of transcription regulators, which has a very high sensitivity, resolution, accuracy and reproducibility, whilst assuring specificity.
Our strategy begins with tagging of the protein of interest with GFP and utilizes a GFP-specific nanobody fused to MNase to profile genome-wide binding events.
By using a GFP-nanobody the greenCUT&RUN approach eliminates antibody dependency and variability. Robust genomic profiles were obtained with greenCUT&RUN, which are accurate and unbiased towards open chromatin.
By integrating greenCUT&RUN with nanobody-based affinity purification mass spectrometry, ‘piggy-back’ DNA binding events can be identified on a genomic scale.
The unique design of greenCUT&RUN grants target protein flexibility and yields high resolution footprints. In addition, greenCUT&RUN allows rapid profiling of mutants of chromatin and transcription proteins. In conclusion, greenCUT&RUN is a widely applicable and versatile genome-mapping technique.Read more
Sheikh Nizamuddin, Stefanie Koidl, Tanja Bhuiyan, Tamara V Werner, Martin L Biniossek, Alexandre M J J Bonvin, Silke Lassmann, HThMarc Timmers (2022):
Integrating quantitative proteomics with accurate genome profiling of transcription factors by greenCUT&RUN.
Nucleic Acids Research 49(9)