Journal article

DNA methylation dynamics in the germline of the marsupial tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii

Teruhito Ishihara, Danielle Hickford, Geoff Shaw, Andrew J Pask, Marilyn B Renfree

DNA RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Parent specific-DNA methylation is the genomic imprint that induces mono-allelic gene expression dependent on parental origin. Resetting of DNA methylation in the germ line is mediated by a genome-wide re-methylation following demethylation known as epigenetic reprogramming. Most of our understanding of epigenetic reprogramming in germ cells is based on studies in mice, but little is known about this in marsupials. We examined genome-wide changes in DNA methylation levels by measuring 5-methylcytosine expression, and mRNA expression and protein localization of the key enzyme DNA methyltransferase 3 L (DNMT3L) during germ cell development of the marsupial tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. Our..

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