Genome-wide demethylation during neural differentiation of P19 embryonal carcinoma cells
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Epigenetic regulation including DNA methylation plays an important role in several differentiation processes. We profiled global DNA methylation in the neural differentiation of P19 embryonic carcinoma cells using a microarray-based method called MIAMI. We found a genome-wide demethylation of genes. This suggests demethylation rather than methylation is important in neural differentiation.
KeywordsMethylation Epigenetics Demethylation Genome-wide Profiling
This study was supported in part by grants from the Japanese Science and Technology Agency, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan.
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