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Title: Gender-specific post-natal demethylation and establishment of epigenetic memory      
dateReleased:
05-03-2015
description:
DNA methylation patterns are set up in a relatively fixed programmed manner during normal embryonic development and are then stably maintained. Using genome-wide analysis, we have discovered a postnatal pathway involving gender-specific demethylation that occurs exclusively in the male liver. This demodification is programmed to take place at tissue-specific enhancer sequences, and our data show that the methylation state at these loci is associated with and appears to play a role in the transcriptional regulation of nearby genes. This process is mediated by the secretion of testosterone at the time of sexual maturity, but the resulting methylation profile is stable and therefore can serve as an epigenetic memory even in the absence of this inducer. These findings add a new dimension to our understanding of the role of DNA methylation in vivo and provide the foundations for deciphering how environment can impact on the epigenetic regulation of genes, in general. DNA methylation profile of male and female mouse and Human tissues was generated using the RRBS protocol followed by deep sequncing. Whole genome DNA methylation profile using deep sequencing was genereted for male and female mouse tissues. RNAseq was performed on male and female mouse tissues.
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ID:
E-GEOD-60012
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raw
alternateIdentifiers:
60012
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
05-09-2015
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-60012/E-GEOD-60012.raw.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE60012
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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