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Lopes, M (2009). Electron microscopy methods for studying in vivo DNA replication intermediates. Methods in Molecular Biology, 521:605-631.

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Abstract

The detailed understanding of the DNA replication process requires structural insight. The combination of psoralen crosslinking and electron microscopy has been extensively exploited to reveal the fine architecture of in vivo DNA replication intermediates. This approach proved instrumental to uncover the basic mechanisms of DNA duplication, as well as the perturbation of this process by genotoxic treatments. The replication structures need to the stabilized in vivo (by psoralen crosslinking) prior to extraction and enrichment procedures, finally leading to the visualization at the transmission electron microscope. This chapter outlines the procedures required to visualize in vivo replication intermediates of genomic DNA, extracted from budding yeast or cultured mammalian cells.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:12 Oct 2009 13:12
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 13:53
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1064-3745
PubMed ID:19563131

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