Detection of Histone Modification Dynamics during the Cell Cycle by MS-Based Proteomics

  • Moritz Carl Völker-Albert
  • Andreas Schmidt
  • Teresa K. Barth
  • Ignasi Forne
  • Axel ImhofEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1832)


DNA replication and subsequent deposition of nucleosomes is critical for the maintenance of the genome and epigenetic inheritance. Experiments using human tissue culture cells harvested at defined stages of the cell cycle can help to elucidate the mechanism of histone deposition and chromatin assembly in detail. Here, we describe a pulsed-SILAC approach to distinguish newly synthesized and deposited histones during S-phase of the cell cycle from parental “old” histones incorporated in previous replications and to decipher posttranslational histone modifications (PTMs).

Key words

SILAC labeling PTM-analysis Mass spectrometry Histone quantitation 



This work was supported by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, CRC1064-A16).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moritz Carl Völker-Albert
    • 1
  • Andreas Schmidt
    • 2
  • Teresa K. Barth
    • 3
  • Ignasi Forne
    • 2
  • Axel Imhof
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Chromatin Proteomics, Biomedical CenterLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Protein Analysis Unit, Biomedical CenterLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Research Unit Protein ScienceHelmholtz Zentrum MünchenMunichGermany

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