Can I go for ChP having frozen tissue
Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:43 PM
I m working on histones and wanted to do ChiP. I have frozen tissue samples can I use -80frozen samples in ChiP
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:36 AM
You might try crushing and grinding them in liquid nitrogen and then transferring the powder directly to 1% formaldehyde in PBS. Crosslinking time varies depending on how fine you grind the sample (10-20min at RT).
Alternatively you can try thawing briefly in formaldehyde/PBS and mincing quickly (I suggest spring scissors if you're doing this in a microfuge tube). Because you can't get very fine pieces this way I suggest using the longer crosslinking times (15-20min).
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:44 PM
I usually do it.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:11 AM
We do ChIP from frozen samples all the time. The tissue is allowed to thaw slightly on ice, minced on ice with sharp dissecting scissors, resuspended in DMEM (no FBS) then passed (scraped) through a nylon cell strainer into a 50 mL tube with ~10 mL cold DMEM, everything is kept on ice. Once the single cell suspension in DMEM is prepared formaldehyde is added to 1% final concentration and the protocol proceeds as normal.
Can I ask why the tissue have to put in DMEM but not cold PBS or saline? And any difference between fresh tissue and snap frozen tissue? I will do NChIP for the both fresh and snap frozen tissue, any recommendation for me?