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Preparation Methods of Human Metaphase Chromosomes for their Proteome Analysis.

Authors
  • Fukui, Kiichi
  • Takata, Hideaki
  • Uchiyama, Susumu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Methods in Molecular Biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
432
Pages
149–160
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-59745-028-7_10
PMID: 18370016
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Chromosomes are supermolecules that contain most of the DNA within a cell and are visible under optical and electron microscopes. Although they were observed at the earliest stage of genetics, their fundamental structure is not yet understood. The reasons for this are debated among researchers; however, it is clear that the accumulation of metaphase chromosomes for their biochemical analysis has been a significant challenge. In this chapter, a method is described for accumulating and preparing human metaphase chromosomes in sufficient amount to perform their proteome analysis. Preparation and separation methods of chromosome proteins are described, followed by a protocol for their identification by mass spectrometry.

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