Preparation of nucleosomes containing a specific H2A-H2A cross-link forming a DNA-constraining loop structure.

ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling complexes use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to alter nucleosome structure, increase the accessibility of trans-acting factors, and induce nucleosome movement on the nucleosomal DNA. Recent studies suggest that bulge propagation is a major component of the mechanism for SWI/SNF remodeling. We describe in detail a method to… (More)