Profiling DNA methylation differences between inbred mouse strains on the Illumina Human Infinium MethylationEPIC microarray.
Hemant Gujar, Jane W Liang, Nicholas C Wong, Khyobeni Mozhui
PLoS One | Published : 2018
The Illumina Infinium MethylationEPIC provides an efficient platform for profiling DNA methylation in humans at over 850,000 CpGs. Model organisms such as mice do not currently benefit from an equivalent array. Here we used this array to measure DNA methylation in mice. We defined probes targeting conserved regions and performed differential methylation analysis and compared between the array-based assay and affinity-based DNA sequencing of methyl-CpGs (MBD-seq) and reduced representation bisulfite sequencing. Mouse samples consisted of 11 liver DNA from two strains, C57BL/6J (B6) and DBA/2J (D2), that varied widely in age. Linear regression was applied to detect differential methylation. In..View full abstract