Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) to Study Dynamics of the Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) Complex in Live Escherichia coli Bacteria.
|Title||Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP) to Study Dynamics of the Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) Complex in Live Escherichia coli Bacteria.|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Badrinarayanan A, Leake MC|
|Book Title||Methods Mol Biol|
MukBEF, a structural maintenance of chromosome (SMC) complex, is an important molecular machine for chromosome organization and segregation in Escherichia coli. Fluorescently tagged MukBEF forms distinct spots (or "foci") composed of molecular assemblies in the cell, where it is thought to carry out most of its chromosome-associated activities. Here, we outline the technique of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) as a method to study the properties of YFP-tagged MukB in fluorescent foci. This method can provide important insight into the dynamics of MukB on DNA and be used to study its biochemical properties in vivo.
|Abbreviation||Methods Mol Biol|