|Number of samples:||46|
|Release date:||Sep 1 2014|
|Last update date:||Oct 24 2018|
|Dataset link||RNA-RNA interactions enable specific targeting of noncoding RNAs to nascent pre-mRNAs and chromatin sites|
We examined the RNA and chromatin interactions of ncRNAs in mouse embryonic stem cells. We developed and applied three related protocols: RAP-RNA[AMT], RAP-RNA[FA], and RAP-RNA[FA-DSG]. In the RAP-RNA[AMT] protocol, we fixed direct RNA-RNA hybrids in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells with 4'-aminomethyltrioxalen (AMT), a psoralen-derivative crosslinker; AMT generates inter-strand crosslinks between uridine bases in RNA but does not react with proteins. In the RAP-RNA[FA] protocol, we used a different crosslinking strategy to capture both direct and indirect RNA-RNA interactions: we fixed ES cells using formaldehyde (FA), which crosslinks protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions and thus can capture both indirect interactions as well as direct interactions that are caged or flanked by proteins. In the RAP-RNA[FA-DSG] protocol, we fixed with both FA and disuccinimidyl glutarate (DSG), a strong protein-protein crosslinker, to more efficiently capture RNAs linked indirectly through multiple protein intermediates.