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Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 Mar 1;2012(3):279-96. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top068171.

Identifying cis-acting DNA elements within a control region.

Abstract

Computational methods can be used to identify DNA sequence motifs that have been conserved through evolution, as well as motifs that correspond to recognition sites for known DNA-binding proteins. These computational methods, when combined with chromatin immunoprecipitation and other basic experiments, can provide preliminary insight into the elements and factors that regulate a gene of interest. When pursuing a more complete understanding of a control region of interest, a comprehensive mutant analysis should generally be performed as a critical step toward more advanced functional studies. This article describes strategies for such a comprehensive analysis. It also summarizes the insights provided by a comprehensive mutant analysis versus a phylogenetic analysis.

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