ABC  Vol.2 No.2 , May 2012
SSINCC: Simple separation of interacting nucleoprotein complex components
ABSTRACT
Protein-DNA binding assays have been used in a va-riety of applications from fundamental studies re-garding the binding process itself to serve as probes for the detection, quantification and separation of target analytes. Here we describe a novel method of analyzing and identifying intermolecular DNA interactions that allows for the simple separation of interacting nucleoprotein complex components (SSINCC), focusing specifically on DNA-DNA interactions using P1 plasmid active partition system nucleoprotein complexes as a model to demonstrate DNA sequence specificity and tolerance of composite factor complexity. Traditional and recent assays of protein-DNA interaction are summarized and compared with SSINC. Although SSINC is examined here employing P1 partition nucleoprotein complex as an example of DNA-DNA intermolecular association, universal applications of this methodology to nucleo-protein complex studies can be envisioned.

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Slavcev, R. , Nafissi, N. and Kaur, T. (2012) SSINCC: Simple separation of interacting nucleoprotein complex components. Advances in Biological Chemistry, 2, 146-151. doi: 10.4236/abc.2012.22017.
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