Understanding methylation for beginners - (Jul/02/2013 )
I am curious to understand where exactly in the body methylation occurs, and some more basic details about it.
Methylation of DNA? If so, it occurs in the cells in the nucleus.
I did not know there was more than 1 type of methylation, and so this occurs in all cells or what?
Place where to start:
There is also methylation of RNA, done by DNMT2. So to be precise, it can be found in the nucleus and the cytosol.
I suggest Nature Review Genetics as a good place to start
If you need more basics, go see: