Does phenol extraction have effect on DNA methylation?
Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:20 PM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:23 PM
it doesn't have an effect, if FFPE treated samples don't alter the methylation patterns then I would say phenol chloroform wouldn't either.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:07 AM
PC extraction should indeed have no effect as Weber (Weber, 2005) uses it to clean up his methylated DNA after his MeDIP procedure ...
Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:27 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:30 AM
He you....CpG methylation is a covalent modification to the cytosine....it wont fall off , No really it wont..... --> chemistry is a nice thingy, sometimes
Cells can actively Demethylated with some thingies (enzymes).....so when cells are death and protein denaturated you wont be risking your Cytosine methylation. So no worries
Hope it helps...