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CpG Islands: Areas of increased density of the dinucleotide sequence cytosine--phosphate diester--guanine. They form stretches of DNA several hundred to several thousand base pairs long. In humans there are about 45,000 CpG islands, mostly found at the 5' ends of genes. They are unmethylated except for those on the inactive X chromosome and some associated with imprinted genes.
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Enhanced Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing for Assessment of DNA Methylation at Base Pair Resolution

1Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 3Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, 4Department of Pathology, University of Michigan


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Preparation of Formalin-fixed Paraffin-embedded Tissue Cores for both RNA and DNA Extraction

1Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Queen's University, 2Division of Cancer Biology & Genetics, Queen's Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University, 3Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, McGill University, 4Transformative Pathology Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)


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 Science Education: Essentials of Genetics

DNA Methylation Analysis

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Methylation at CpG dinucleotides is a chemical modification of DNA hypothesized to play important roles in regulating gene expression. In particular, the methylation of clusters of methylation sites, called “CpG islands”, near promoters and other gene regulatory elements may contribute to the stable silencing of genes, for example, during epigenetic processes such as genomic imprinting and X-chromosome inactivation. At the same time, aberrant CpG methylation has been shown to be associated with cancer.In this video, the biological functions and mechanisms of DNA methylation will be presented, along with various techniques used to identify methylation sites in the genome. We will then examine the steps of bisulfite analysis, one of the most commonly used methods for detecting DNA methylation, as well as several applications of this technique.

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Two Algorithms for High-throughput and Multi-parametric Quantification of Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction Morphology

1Department of Human Genetics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, 2Microscopical Imaging Centre (MIC), Radboud Niversity Medical Center, 3Department of Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 4Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, 5Department of Pathology, Radboud University Medical Center

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Assessing Working Memory in Children: The Comprehensive Assessment Battery for Children - Working Memory (CABC-WM)

1Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, 3Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona, 4Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, 5Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, 6School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

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Design, Surface Treatment, Cellular Plating, and Culturing of Modular Neuronal Networks Composed of Functionally Inter-connected Circuits

1Department of Neurobiology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 2Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, 3School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, 4School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, 5Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering, University of Genova


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A Syngeneic Mouse Model of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma for Quantitative and Longitudinal Assessment of Preclinical Therapies

1Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, 2Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, 3Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Graduate Program, University of Minnesota, 4Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 5Simmons Cancer Institute

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High-throughput Quantitative Real-time RT-PCR Assay for Determining Expression Profiles of Types I and III Interferon Subtypes

1Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, 2Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration


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A 5-mC Dot Blot Assay Quantifying the DNA Methylation Level of Chondrocyte Dedifferentiation In Vitro

1Guangzhou Medical University, 2Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Tissue Engineering, Shenzhen Laboratory of Digital Orthopeadic Engineering, Department of Orthopedics, Shenzhen Second Peoples Hospital (The First Hospital Affiliated to Shenzhen University), 3Departments of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 5Renji Hospital Clinical Stem Cell Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 6Shantou University Medical College

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Methodology for the Study of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Staphylococcus Aureus

1Division of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 2Department of Basic Biomedical Science, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 3Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba, 4Laboratory of Nosocomial Infections, Department of Bacteriology, Centro Nacional de MicrobiologÍa, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 5Division of Microbiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad Complutense, 6Biology of Gram-Positive Pathogens, Department of Microbiology, Institut Pasteur, 7ERL3526, CNRS

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 JoVE Genetics

Measurement of Differentially Methylated INS DNA Species in Human Serum Samples as a Biomarker of Islet β Cell Death

1Department of Pediatrics, IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2Department of Pediartics, Omaha Children's Hospital and Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 3Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine, and Cellular and Integrative Physiology, IU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, Indiana University School of Medicine, 4Indiana Biosciences Research Institute


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Preparation of Mica and Silicon Substrates for DNA Origami Analysis and Experimentation

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 3Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Studies, Chicago State University, 4Department of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend, Indiana


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