Metilazione del DNA: Eucarioti contro i Prokaryotes

La metilazione del DNA si riferisce al trattamento di aggiunta del gruppo metilico alle regioni specifiche di DNA. Questo trattamento può determinare i cambiamenti nell'attività di DNA senza cambiare la sequenza dei nucleotidi. Sebbene la metilazione del DNA sia stata conosciuta per accadere dagli anni 50, il sui meccanismo e ruoli sono ancora in esame.

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DNMT3 è un enzima di methlytransferase del DNA trovato in eucarioti.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2019

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