A systems approach to analyze transcription factors in mammalian cells.
Soler E., Andrieu-Soler C., Boer ED., Bryne JC., Thongjuea S., Rijkers E., Demmers J., van IJcken W., Grosveld F.
Transcription factors (TFs) play a central role in the development of multicellular organisms. The sequential actions of critical TFs direct cells to adopt defined differentiation pathways leading to functional, fully differentiated tissues. Here, we describe a generic experimental pipeline that integrates biochemistry, genetics and next generation sequencing with bioinformatics to characterize TF complexes composition, function and target genes at a genome-wide scale. We show an application of this experimental pipeline which aims to unravel the molecular events taking place during hematopoietic cell differentiation.