The functional role of cytosine methylation in the CpG moieties of DNA, is well established in several biological functions. The interplay between CpG methylation and hypomethylation is a well-known mechanism of modulation of gene expression. However, the role of non-CpG methylation and active dynamics of demethylation is not clearly recognized. Although some evidence exists of a role of active non-CpG demethylation in the fast dynamics of transcriptional activation in animals, few studies deal with this topic. At present, active demethylation of non-CpG moieties is a neglected research area, in spite of the promise of significant novelties.

Active demethylation of Non-CpG moieties in animals: A neglected research area / Lucarelli, M.; Ferraguti, G.; Fuso, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1661-6596. - 20:24(2019), p. 6272. [10.3390/ijms20246272]

Active demethylation of Non-CpG moieties in animals: A neglected research area

Lucarelli M.
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Ferraguti G.
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Fuso A.
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2019

Abstract

The functional role of cytosine methylation in the CpG moieties of DNA, is well established in several biological functions. The interplay between CpG methylation and hypomethylation is a well-known mechanism of modulation of gene expression. However, the role of non-CpG methylation and active dynamics of demethylation is not clearly recognized. Although some evidence exists of a role of active non-CpG demethylation in the fast dynamics of transcriptional activation in animals, few studies deal with this topic. At present, active demethylation of non-CpG moieties is a neglected research area, in spite of the promise of significant novelties.
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