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Immunostaining of modified histones defines high-level features of the human metaphase epigenome

Edith Terrenoire12, Fiona McRonald13, John A Halsall1, Paula Page2, Robert S Illingworth45, A Malcolm R Taylor6, Val Davison2, Laura P O'Neill1 and Bryan M Turner1*

Author Affiliations

1 Chromatin and Gene Expression Group, Institute of Biomedical Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

2 West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK

3 Current address: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

4 The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JR, UK

5 Current address: MRC Human Genetics Unit, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK

6 School of Cancer Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:R110  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-11-r110

Published: 15 November 2010

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Additional file 1:

Figure showing relative lengths of human chromosomes with and without fixation in methanol acetic acid.

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Figure showing centromeric indices of human chromosomes with and without fixation in methanol acetic acid.

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Figure showing alignment of individual metaphase chromosomes immunostained for H3K4me3 from five different chromosome spreads.

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Figure showing alignment of individual metaphase chromosomes immunostained for H3K27ac from six different chromosome spreads.

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Figure showing alignment of individual metaphase chromosomes immunostained for H3K9ac from two different chromosome spreads.

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Figure showing alignment of individual metaphase chromosomes immunostained for H3K27me3 from six different chromosome spreads.

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Figure showing the correspondence between gene density, CpG island density and H3K27me3 levels across human metaphase chromosomes.

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Table showing antibodies used for labeling and their origins.

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Immunostained karyotype showing the distribution of H3K4me3 across human fibroblast chromosomes.

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Table showing correlations between H3K4me3 levels across metaphase chromosome 1, gene-, CGI- and repeat-frequencies and various properties of the interphase epigenome.

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