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DNA Methylation

Postby rk386 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:39 pm

How does DNA methylation occur- is there an enzyme that carries out the methylation? How is it regulated?
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Postby Cat » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:31 pm

They are called DNA methyltransferases. Look them up...
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Postby rk386 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:29 pm

Thanks. I think that I now have a better idea, but was wondering if is it known what regulates the DMTs?
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Postby Cat » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:30 am

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Re: DNA Methylation

Postby rk386 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:28 am

Thanks- this is really interesting. I couldn't though find a good definition of hemimethylated by doing a Google search. Do you happen to know of somewhere where I could find the definition?
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Postby Cat » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:05 am

Basically, it's when only one strand of double-stranded DNA is methylated.

This one is good:

http://jonfwilkins.blogspot.com/2011/02 ... ation.html
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Postby rk386 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks.
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