Accession number: NM_002478. The HsMYOD1 primers and probe can be used to quantify a control locus in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays with chromatin prepared from human cells.
MYOD1 (Myoblast determination protein 1) is involved in muscle development. The primers and probe are located in exon 1. In most cell types MYOD1 is enriched with histone modifications associated with silencing (e.g. Histone H3 K27 di methylation, see image with ab24684). Whereas it shows low levels of histone modifications associated with active gene transcription such as Histone H3 K9 acetylation (see image with ab4441).
FunctionInvolved in muscle differentiation (myogenic factor). Induces fibroblasts to differentiate into myoblasts. Activates muscle-specific promoters. Interacts with and is inhibited by the twist protein. This interaction probably involves the basic domains of both proteins.
Post-translational modificationsAcetylated by a complex containing EP300 and PCAF. The acetylation is essential to activate target genes. Conversely, its deacetylation by SIRT1 inhibits its function. Ubiquitinated on the N-terminus; which is required for proteasomal degradation.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Real Time PCR
Use at an assay dependent dilution. Suitable for the analysis of chromatin immunoprecipitated DNA using Taqman® real time PCR.
Quantity provided for 200 reactions. Please see the protocol page for the instructions for this product.