DNA methylation Analysis

DNA methylation analysis based on restriction enzyme digest

This methodology enables the study CpG island methylation of individual genes and disease or pathway-focused gene panels without bisulfite modification. It relies on differential cleavage of target sequences by two different restriction endonucleases whose activities require either the presence or absence of methylated cytosines in their respective recognition sequences. The relative amount of DNA remaining after each enzyme digest is quantified by real-time PCR, delivering reliable calculation of the methylation status of individual genes and the methylation profile across a gene panel.