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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

DNA Demethylation: Where Genetics Meets Epigenetics

Author(s): Xiaofei Zhang, Rongguo Fu, Jie Yu and Xiaosheng Wu

Volume 20, Issue 11, 2014

Page: [1625 - 1631] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/13816128113199990546

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Epigenetic regulation is essential to the well-being of developing as well as developed cells by providing tissue-specific gene expression. DNA methylation on cytosine nucleotides is one of the core elements of epigenetic machinery, and stable DNA methylation patterns are maintained by properly regulated DNA methylation and DNA demethylation. DNA methylation has been studied extensively in the past 15 years, while the DNA demethylation process has largely been unknown. In this review, we briefly survey recent advances on DNA methylation/demethylation axis with special emphasis on the aspects of DNA demethylation.

Keywords: DNA methylation, DNA demethylation, stem cell reprogramming, AID, TET2, IDH1, DNMT3A, 5hmC.

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