Overview

  • Product nameEpiSeeker ChIP KitSee all ChIP Kit kits ...
  • Product overview

    The Protein A ChIP Kit is compatible with rabbit immunoglobulin, various mouse immunoglobulin subtypes, and immunoglobulins from many other species. See the table in the protocol for more details.

  • Notes

    The products will work for at least 2 years following purchase.

    Store Protease Inhibitors, Proteinase K and Positive control antibody at 4°C (short term) or -20°C (long term). Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.

    Store all other components at 4°C (do not freeze Protein A beads or DNA purifying slurry).

  • Tested applicationsChIPmore details

Properties

    Applications

    Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab500 in the following tested applications.

    The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

    Application Abreviews Notes
    ChIP Use at an assay dependent dilution.

    EpiSeeker ChIP Kit images

    • Chromatin immunoprecipitation using ab500 ChIP Kit and Histone H3 (tri methyl K9) antibody (ab8898). Chromatin was prepared from HeLa cells using the Abcam ChIP kit protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10 min. ChIP was performed with 2 µg of ab8898 (blue). No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). Immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active/inactive loci, Sybr green approach for heterochromatic loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of transcribed region.
    • Chromatin immunoprecipitation using ab500 ChIP Kit and Histone H3 (tri methyl K4) antibody (ab12209). Chromatin was prepared from HeLa cells using the Abcam ChIP kit protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10 min. ChIP was performed with 5 µg of ab12209 (blue). No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). Immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active/inactive loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.
    • Chromatin immunoprecipitation using ab500 ChIP Kit and Histone H3 antibody (ab1791). Chromatin was prepared from HeLa cells using the Abcam ChIP kit protocol. Cells were fixed with formaldehyde for 10 min. ChIP was performed with 2 µg of ab1791 (blue). No antibody was added to the beads control (yellow). Immunoprecipitated DNA was quantified by real time PCR (Taqman approach for active/inactive loci, Sybr green approach for heterochromatic loci). Primers and probes are located in the first kb of the transcribed region.

    Protocols

    References for EpiSeeker ChIP Kit (ab500)

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    the concentration of formaldehyde needed for the kit is actually 1% but you could use any percentage below 4%. 1% is just what was used in our lab.

    ChIP Assay in HeLa cells

    Good Average 3/5 (Ease of Use)
    Abreviews
    Experimental set up:
    HeLa cells treated with 1 µM Dexamethasone (Dex) for 6h.
    IP was performed with 4.0 µg rabbit anti-GR antibody (H-300, Santa Cruz).

    Recommendations for product and protocol optimization:
    - Step A2
    Spin cells for 5 min instead of 10 min at 500 g at 4°C (not RT) for saving time and to avoid aberrant DNA interactions that might occur if time between harvest and cross linking is too long.

    - Step B8
    Using a sonication device with a sounding rod with a total lysate volume of 100 uL (3 ChIP assays) is difficult to handle. As a consequence, you easily lose much sample by dispersion. Better incubate cell pellet in the indicated 100 uL buffer D/PI mix for 5 min on ice and add 1X ChIP buffer (containing PI) to a volume of 350 uL. After sonication, add 580 uL 1X ChIP buffer (incl. PI) to the lysate (step D2). From this step the total volume for each sample will be as indicated in the manual. Sonication of bigger sample volume will not compromise the outcome of your experiment!

    - Step B11
    Spin sonicated lysates for 10 min instead of 5 min at 14,000 g at 4°C.

    General remark:
    Switching temperatures from spinning to RT at step A2 and A3 does not change the experimental results. Better keep 4°C constantly.
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    Mr. Christian Marx

    Verified customer

    Submitted Jan 08 2014

    It is possible to freeze the sheared chromatin and resume the ChIP at a later time, but once the ChIP has started, it is not possible to stop.

    The kit is for 24 assays. It is 100 µl per ChIP. With 3000 µl DNA purifying slurry, you can do 30 ChIPs. But you are correct, you have to also use 100 µl per INPUT. So with this kit, you can do 24 assays + 6 INPUT.

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    I am happy to confirm that it is normal to have precipitation at 4°C in buffer D. This is due to the SDS as you said in your email.

    It is important to bring the buffer to room temperature before addin...

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    Thank you for your enquiry regarding ab500.

    We never tested this kit on FUNGI chromatin. You may need to optimize first the shearing conditions. Afterwards, if you use a specific antibody to FUNGI chromatin, the kit will probably work.
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    DNA purification slurry is often used for DNA extraction. The extraction is set up under aqueous alkaline conditions. In this environment, the slurry has an increased affinity for heavy metal cations such as Ca2+, Mn2+, and Mg2+. Nuclear DNA and RNA re...

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    Buffer D contains a high concentration of SDS. So, sometimes with low temperature, crystals will begin to form in this buffer. We recommend making sure that there are no crystals in the Buffer D by gently heating and mixing until crystals disappear.

    Thank you for contacting abcam.

    Earlier we spoke about your use of ab500 ChIP kit in conjunction with ab10812. You mentioned that the kit appears to work without the antibody added, but when using both ab10812 and the beads you do not get any ...

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    Thank you for contacting us and your interest in our products.
    In answer to your questions:
    1. 1. I would like to give the chip- DNA for chIP-seq. Is the kit produced DNA compatible for Chip-seq?
    No, because DNA purification by the slurry i...

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