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Fig. 1 | Epigenetics & Chromatin

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From: RNA:DNA hybrids in the human genome have distinctive nucleotide characteristics, chromatin composition, and transcriptional relationships

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Subcellular localization studies. In panel a we show the results of hybridization of the fluorescently-labeled RDIP-seq library to a control male metaphase preparation. The RDIP-seq library is shown in red, a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) probe mapping to chromosome 9 in green, and DNA counterstained by DAPI in blue. We observe a specific strong signal from the RDIP-seq library mapping to the p arms of acrocentric chromosomes (HSA13-15 and HSA21-22), indicating enrichment at the nucleolar organizing regions (NORs) encoding ribosomal RNAs, and at the pericentromeric region of chromosome 9. In panel b we show the results of immunofluorescence using the S9.6 antibody (green) with an antibody to fibrillarin (red), demonstrating co-localization with the intranuclear S9.6 antibody signal (merge) and therefore enrichment in nucleoli. Further signal from the nuclear periphery and the cytoplasm using S9.6 is also observed, which may represent detection by this antibody of RNA conformations rather than RNA:DNA hybrids specifically [48]

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