Top : Molecular Biology : DNA-Protein Interactions : Footprinting : In Vivo Footprinting

Summary: Analysis of the interaction of proteins with either DNA or RNA sequences by in vivo footprinting involves two steps: (i) the in situ modification of nucleic acids by the footprinting reagent and (ii) the visualization of the footprints. Ligation-mediated PCR (LM-PCR) procedures provide a level of sensitivity and specificity that is suitable for visualization of footprints of single-copy genes or low-abundance mRNAs in higher eukaryotes.