How to Design a Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Experiment
AbstractAside from post-translational histone modifications and small RNA populations, the epigenome of an organism is defined by the level and spectrum of DNA methylation. Methyl groups can be covalently bound to the carbon-5 of cytosines or the carbon-6 of adenine bases. DNA methylation can be found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In the latter, dynamic variation is shown across species, along development, and by cell type. DNA methylation usually leads to a lower binding affinity of DNA-interacting proteins and often results in a lower expression rate of the subsequent genome region, a process also referred to as transcriptional gene silencing. We give an overview of the current state of research facilitating the planning and implementation of whole-genome bisulfite-sequencing (WGBS) experiments. We refrain from discussing alternative methods for DNA methylation analysis, such as reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (rrBS) and methylated DNA immunoprecipitation sequencing (MeDIPSeq), which have value in specific experimental contexts but are generally disadvantageous compared to WGBS. View Full-Text
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Grehl, C.; Kuhlmann, M.; Becker, C.; Glaser, B.; Grosse, I. How to Design a Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Experiment. Epigenomes 2018, 2, 21.
Grehl C, Kuhlmann M, Becker C, Glaser B, Grosse I. How to Design a Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Experiment. Epigenomes. 2018; 2(4):21.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grehl, Claudius; Kuhlmann, Markus; Becker, Claude; Glaser, Bruno; Grosse, Ivo. 2018. "How to Design a Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing Experiment." Epigenomes 2, no. 4: 21.
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