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Definition of "methylation" []

  • The addition of a methyl group to a molecule (noun)
  • The addition of a methyl group to cytosine and adenine residues in DNA that leads to the epigenetic modification of DNA and the reduction of gene expression and protein production (noun)

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Use "methylation" in a sentence
  • "Amplicon sequence reads corresponding to the BS-PCR products were aligned to the Human Reference Genome, and the extent of methylation (DNA methylation%) was determined by comparing the total number of Cs"
  • "Certain genes in some of the samples showed changes, which are known as methylation, that are thought to precede the development of cancer."
  • "The methylation is linked with the development of lung cancer."