Effect of Methylation on Gene Expression

Mette Lassen, Kristian Glob, Omar Khan & Daniel Grover

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The field of epigenetics, specifically methylation of DNA, plays a crucial role in phenotypical gene expression and cell differentiation. Alterations in the natural pattern of methylation, such as hypermethylation and hypomethylation, can lead to disorders. These alterations can come from environmental influences or can be inherited. There are many biotechnology applications that can determine DNA sequencing patterns and detect methylation. The detection of methylation can help understand the development of diseases such as cancers, and has a possibility of being used as a diagnostic technique in the future.

UddannelserBasis - International Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2013

Emneord

  • Gene Expression
  • CpG Islands
  • Epigenetics
  • Methylation