iCLIP identifies protein-RNA interactions by UV cross-linking of intact cells or tissue UV UV UV Immunoprecipitation and RNA ligation SDS-PAGE and proteinase treatment Reverse transcription cDNA circularisation Linearisation, PCR and high-throughput sequencing Individual-nucleotide resolution cross-linking and immunoprecipitation (iCLIP) determines the genome-wide profile of RNA sites bound by an RBP (Konig et al, Nat Rev Genet, 2012). The technique employs ultraviolet light to form a covalent bond between RBPs (orange oval) and RNA molecules. The protein-RNA complex is purified and ligated to an adapter, radiolabelled and visualized, and the RNAs are released upon digestion of the protein. The primers for reverse transcription contain unique barcodes (marked in red), which enable library multiplexing, and removal of the artifacts of PCR amplification. This enables to prepare a cDNA library for quantitative analysis of protein-RNA interactions via high-throughput sequencing.