Methylated DNA-binding Proteins
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Ballestar, E. and Esteller, M. 2006. Methylated DNA-binding Proteins. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The information encoded by deoxyribonucleic acid methylation is interpreted by a family of proteins that share the methylated CpG-binding domain. These proteins are associated with histone deacetylase and mediate gene silencing through the modification of chromatin.
- DNA methylation;
- gene repression;
- histone deacetylase;
- methylated CpG-binding domain;
- methyl CpG binding protein 2