© 2006

DNA Methylation: Development, Genetic Disease and Cancer

  • Walter Doerfler
  • Petra Böhm

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 310)

Table of contents

About this book


It has become apparent that the genomes of many organisms are characterized by unique patterns of DNA methylation which can differ from genome segment to genome segment and cell type to cell type. These patterns can be instrumental in determining cell type and function. Thus, it is not surprising that studies on the role of DNA methylation now occupy center stage in many fields of biology and medicine such as developmental biology, genetic imprinting, genetic disease, tumor biology, gene therapy, cloning of organisms and others. Once again, basic research in molecular biology has provided the essential foundation for investigations of biomedical problems.


DNA biology cell development developmental biology gene gene expression gene therapy genes genetics genotypes molecular biology protein proteins virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Doerfler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Petra Böhm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für GenetikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische und Molekulare VirologieUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title DNA Methylation: Development, Genetic Disease and Cancer
  • Editors Walter Doerfler
    Petra Böhm
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-31180-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06830-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-31181-2
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Genetics
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