NG Capture-C

Next-Generation Capture-C

NG Capture-C is a refinement of 3C-Seq (Duan et al., 2012) and Hi-C (Lieberman-Aiden et al., 2009). It represents a family of methods used to analyze chromatin interactions. NG Capture-C adds multiple pull-down steps of the biotinylated fragments with magnetic beads to the 3C method.

The protocol uses formaldehyde fixation followed by restriction enzyme digestion and ligation to form ~10 kb concatamers. The DNA is extracted and sonicated. Indexing adapters are added, and the samples are pooled, purified by pull-down, and PCR-amplified. The pull-down and PCR steps can be repeated to yield up to a million-fold enrichment (Davies et al., 2016)


  • High sensitivity to detect cis and trans interactions
  • Low sample input requirements
  • Sonicated capture fragments reduces cost compared to capture-C
  • Sonicated capture fragments act as UMIs to reduce PCR bias


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Illumina Library prep and Array Kit Selector


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Hay D., Hughes J. R., Babbs C., Davies J. O., Graham B. J., et al. Genetic dissection of the alpha-globin super-enhancer in vivo. Nat Genet. 2016;48:895-903