ABIS 1 MeDIP-seq

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001001099 Other

Study Description

We investigated changes in whole genome DNA-methylation in a group of 48 healthy five-year-old children differentiated by their hair cortisol levels. By combining this novel biomarker for chronic stress with methylated DNA immunoprecipitation sequencing (MeDIP-seq), we found that high cortisol were associated with a genome-wide decrease in DNA-methylation targeted to specific zinc finger transcription factor binding sites, repetitive elements and genes important for neurodevelopment and calcium transport. Large scale hypomethylation of repetitive regions, as well as a deficient calcium transport, have been reported in many stress related diseases, as well as in many cancers and biological aging. Thus our findings may aid in our understanding of how susceptibility to these diseases develops.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
Illumina HiSeq 2500 54

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