MtDNA methylation and hydroxymethylation are important components of Mitoepigenetics, which play an important role in maintaining normal cell function, genetic imprinting, embryonic development, and human tumorigenesis. The epigenetic modification of mtDNA, such as global methylation of mtDNA or methylation of specific sites, can combine with oxidative stress, drugs, and environmental exposure, resulting in corresponding physiological and pathological changes, and its mechanism needs to be further explored.
Figure 1. Mitochondrial DNA methylation.(Gao D., et al. 2017)
CD Mitochondrias uses nucleic acids isolated from small samples to analyze the methylation and hydroxymethylation of the whole genome, carries out the study of methylation and hydroxymethylation of mitochondrial bases, and strives to establish a specific mtDNA methylation map and find specific biomarkers of mitochondrial epigenetic modification, which is of great significance for the prevention and detection of neurodegenerative diseases or cancer at the gene level. With the development of high-throughput sequencing technology, CD Mitochondria uses advanced platforms to analyze events such as methylation and hydroxymethylation at the genome-wide level.
The methylation technology for analysis of mtDNA is an important direction for the development of life science in the future. CD Mitochondria team's research on mitochondrial DNA methylation and hydroxylation also includes, but is not limited to, the following.
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