HiChIP is a novel method for the analysis of chromatin interactions based on in situ Hi-C that adds an immuno-precipitation (ChIP) step for the investigation of chromatin structures driven by specific proteins. This approach has been shown to be very efficient as it reliably reproduces Hi-C results and displays a higher rate of informative reads with a required lower amount of input cells when compared with other ChIP-based techniques (as ChIA-PET). Although HiChIP data preprocessing can be performed with the same methods developed for other Hi-C techniques, the identification of chromatin interactions needs to take into account specific biases introduced by the ChIP step. In this chapter we describe a computational pipeline for the analysis of HiChIP data obtained with the immuno-precipitation of Rad21 (part of the cohesin complex) in human embryonic stem cells before and after heat-shock treatment. We provide a detailed description of the preprocessing of raw data, the identification of chromatin interactions, the evaluation of the alterations induced by treatment, and, finally, the visualization of differential loops.

Analysis of HiChIP Data

Forcato M.
2022

Abstract

HiChIP is a novel method for the analysis of chromatin interactions based on in situ Hi-C that adds an immuno-precipitation (ChIP) step for the investigation of chromatin structures driven by specific proteins. This approach has been shown to be very efficient as it reliably reproduces Hi-C results and displays a higher rate of informative reads with a required lower amount of input cells when compared with other ChIP-based techniques (as ChIA-PET). Although HiChIP data preprocessing can be performed with the same methods developed for other Hi-C techniques, the identification of chromatin interactions needs to take into account specific biases introduced by the ChIP step. In this chapter we describe a computational pipeline for the analysis of HiChIP data obtained with the immuno-precipitation of Rad21 (part of the cohesin complex) in human embryonic stem cells before and after heat-shock treatment. We provide a detailed description of the preprocessing of raw data, the identification of chromatin interactions, the evaluation of the alterations induced by treatment, and, finally, the visualization of differential loops.
2022
Methods in Molecular Biology
978-1-0716-1389-4
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