Preksha Gupta , Thais Lavagnolli, Hegias Mira-Bontenbal, Matthias Merkenschlager
Cohesin is essential for the maintenance of chromosomes through the cell cycle. In addition, cohesin contributes to the regulation of gene expression and the organization of chromatin in interphase cells. To study cohesin’s role in gene expression and chromatin organization, it is necessary to avoid secondary effects due to disruption of vital cohesin functions in the cell cycle. Here we describe experimental approaches to achieve this and the methods applied to define cohesin’s role in interphase.