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Determining Gene Specific Chromatin Differences In Sulfolobus Solfataricus: Expression Of Merr Protein For Targeted-Chip Antibody Production, Erica M. North, Sophie Payne, Sam Mccarthy, Tyler Johnson, Paul H. Blum May 2016

Determining Gene Specific Chromatin Differences In Sulfolobus Solfataricus: Expression Of Merr Protein For Targeted-Chip Antibody Production, Erica M. North, Sophie Payne, Sam Mccarthy, Tyler Johnson, Paul H. Blum

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In this project the repressor protein MerR from the Sulfolobus solfataricus mercury resistance operon was cloned into pET28b and transformed into Roetta 2 E.coli strains for overexpression and purification. Large quantities of recombinant MerR will be used for subsequent injection into a mammalian host for antibody production. These antibodies will be used in targeted-ChIP studies in which gene specific chromatin modification states will be analyzed. The overproduction of MerR is part of a larger project where future research could produce data on whether gene expression levels and chromatin modifiation states could be correlated at an individual gene level, possibly ...