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DNA Methylation in Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression

Epigenetics and Chromatin pp Cite as. Over three decades ago DNA methylation had been suggested to play a role in the regulation of gene expression. This chapter reviews the development of this field of research over the last three decades, from the time when this idea was proposed up until now when the molecular mechanisms involved in the effect of DNA methylation on gene expression are becoming common knowledge. The dynamic changes that the DNA methylation pattern undergoes during gametogenesis and embryo development have now been revealed. The three-way connection between DNA methylation, chromatin structure and gene expression has been recently clarified and the interrelationships between DNA methylation and histone modification are currently under investigation. DNA methylation is implicated in developmental processes such as X-chromosome inactivation, genomic imprinting and disease, including tumor development.

DNA methylation and gene silencing in cancer

Metrics details. Biomarkers which predict future health outcomes are key to the goals of precision health. Such biomarkers do not have to be involved in the causal pathway of a disease, and their performance is best assessed using statistical tests of clinical performance and evaluation of net health impact. DNA methylation is the most commonly studied epigenetic process and represents a potential biomarker of future health outcomes. We review 25 studies in non-oncological paediatric conditions where DNA methylation biomarkers of future health outcomes are assessed. Whilst a number of positive findings have been described, the body of evidence is severely limited by issues with outcome measures, tissue-specific samples, accounting for sample cell type heterogeneity, lack of appropriate statistical testing, small effect sizes, limited validation, and no assessment of net health impact. Accordingly, significant resources are being allocated to the development of precision approaches across a wide range of healthcare areas with the aim of making discoveries which can be incorporated into routine care [ 4 ].

DNA methylation patterns and epigenetic memory

The character of a cell is defined by its constituent proteins, which are the result of specific patterns of gene expression. Crucial determinants of gene expression patterns are DNA-binding transcription factors that choose genes for transcriptional activation or repression by recognizing the sequence of DNA bases in their promoter regions. Interaction of these factors with their cognate sequences triggers a chain of events, often involving changes in the structure of chromatin, that leads to the assembly of an active transcription complex e.

Dashed lines indicate single-nucleotide polymorphism—CpG cisregulation between the 2 SZ—single-nucleotide polymorphisms and locus cg B, Methylation differences between SZ cases and controls at locus cg C, Association between DNA methylation and genotype. D, Association between genotype and SZ phenotype. The risk allele has increased frequency in our SZ cases.

DNA methylation: its role in transcriptional regulation and association with lung cancer

DNA Methylation pp Cite as. Understanding the mechanisms involved in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotic organisms is one of the major challenges facing the modern molecular biologist. Despite recent advances that permit the dissection of individual genes at the nucleotide level, the factors involved in the orchestration of gene activity during development are not well understood. Two general models usually are proposed for explaining differential gene expression.

DNA methylation: its role in transcriptional regulation and association with lung cancer

Genomics and Epigenomics of Alcoholism View all 12 Articles. Over the past decades, genome-wide association studies GWAS have identified thousands of phenotype-associated DNA sequence variants for potential explanations of inter-individual phenotypic differences and disease susceptibility. However, it remains a challenge for translating the associations into causative mechanisms for complex diseases, partially due to the involved variants in the noncoding regions and the inconvenience of functional studies in human population samples. So far, accumulating evidence has suggested a complex crosstalk among genetic variants, allele-specific binding of transcription factors ABTF , and allele-specific DNA methylation patterns ASM , as well as environmental factors for disease risk.

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