Definitions

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  • n. The removal of methyl groups from a previously methylated molecule

Etymologies

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un- +‎ methylation

Examples

  • Analysis of NEFH methylation and expression in ESCC.a. Methylation status of the NEFH gene was examined by MSP with methylation (M) - and unmethylation (U) - specific primers.

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  • Epsilon-globin gene switching (from on to off) and gamma-globin gene switching (from off to on and off again) correlate well with methylation (off) and unmethylation (on) of sites within and surrounding the genes . . . .

    --Craig A. Cooney & E. Morton Bradbury, 1990, Chapter 34, The Eukaryotic Nucleus: Molecular Biochemistry and Macromolecular Assemblies‎ 2: 820

    April 11, 2009