Discovery and capture of novel dynamic DNA methylation in human sperm with preferential links to altered folate metabolism

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003617 Other

Study Description

The sperm DNA methylation landscape is unique and critical for offspring health. If gamete-derived DNA methylation escapes reprogramming in early embryos, epigenetic defects in sperm may be transmitted to the next generation. Current techniques to assess sperm DNA methylation show bias towards CpG dense regions and do not target areas of dynamic methylation, those predicted to be environmentally sensitive and tunable regulatory elements. Thus, this study aim to assess variation in human sperm DNA methylation and design a targeted capture panel to interrogate the human sperm methylome.

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The study includes NGS-based WGBS on one sperm DNA sample pooled from 30 participants, and methylC-capture sequencing (MCC-Seq) on the same pooled sperm sample as well as 45 sperm DNA samples derived from both fertile and infertile individuals in two cohorts (Toronto, a fertile cohort; Montreal, an idiopathic infertility cohort). All the data were generated with 100bp paired-end reads using the Illumina HiSeq2000 or 4000 systems.
Illumina HiSeq 2000,Illumina HiSeq 4000 47

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