Do DNA DE-methylases exist?
Joao Vasconcelos Costa
jcosta at pen.gulbenkian.pt
Wed Feb 14 02:32:18 EST 1996
Brad Nicholson wrote:
> As far as bacteria go, there are no specific DNA de-methylases known.
> There is a repair pathway that can remove methyl groups (fuzzy memory here,
> it was first described in Science a few years back, let me know if you
> really wan't to know.) I believe that there are de-methylases in
> eucaryotes and this may be involved in development. I imagine others on
> this group could better describe this activity.
As far as I know, there are no eukaryotic demethylases. Am I wrong?
***** JOAO VASCONCELOS COSTA, MD, PhD
***** Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia - Oeiras, Portugal
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