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Methylation - Biochemical Features, Cpg Islands, Host Defense, Gene Repression, Gene Imprinting, Dna Methylation And Human Disease

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DNA methylation is a mechanism used to regulate genes and protect DNA from some types of cleavage. It is one of the regulatory processes that are referred to as epigenetic, in which an alteration in gene expression occurs without a change in the nucleotide sequence of DNA. Defects in this process cause several types of disease that afflict humans.

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