Effects of xylosyladenine and other inhibitors of methylation on induction of murine erythroleukemia cells
DNA methylation is of undetermined purpose in higher organisms, but a significant body of evidence suggests that it may be involved in cell differentiation (for a recent review see Razin and Riggs, 1980). Several examples have been reported where genes for tissue-specific proteins are less methylated in cells expressing these genes than in cells that do not (Waalwijk and Flavell, 1978; Mandel and Chambon, 1979; McGhee and Ginder, 1979; van der Ploeg and Flavell, 1980; Shen and Maniatis, 1980). Furthermore, some agents that interfere with DNA methylation can also induce differentiation in cultured cells (Christman, 1979; Constantinides et al., 1977, 1978; Christman et al., 1977 Taylor and Jones, 1979; Jones and Taylor, 1980).
KeywordsDMSO Adenosine Nucleoside Homocysteine Hydrolase
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