The organization of chromatin structure plays a crucial role in gene expression, DNA replication, and repair. Chromatin alterations influence gene expression, and modifications could be associated with genomic instability in the cells during aging or diseases. Here, we provide a modified protocol to isolate fixed neuronal nuclei from a single mouse cortex to investigate the spatial organization of chromatin structure on a genome-wide scale by ATAC-seq (the assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with high-throughput sequencing) and chromatin conformation by Hi-C (high-throughput chromosome conformation capture).
- Cell Biology
- Cell separation/fractionation
- Flow Cytometry/Mass Cytometry