Basic Science of Oncology by Ian Tannock, Richard Hill, Robert Bristow, Lea Harrington

By Ian Tannock, Richard Hill, Robert Bristow, Lea Harrington

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Generally, this is achieved by alternating cycles of thermal denaturation with incubation reactions. In this example, the DNA with methylated CpG at nucleotide position #5 was processed using a commercial kit. The recovered DNA was amplified by PCR and then sequenced directly. The methylated cytosine at position #5 remained intact, while the unmethylated cytosines at positions 7, 9, 11, 14, and 15 were completely converted into uracil following bisulfite treatment and detected as thymine following PCR.

Sequence-specific enzyme digestion Methylated DNA Works on 5- methylated cytosines (mC)containing DNA Automated analysis Harsh chemical treatment of DNA can lead to its damage Potentially incomplete conversion of DNA Cannot distinguish 5-mC and 5-hmC Multistep protocol Well-studied Determination of methylation status is limited by the enzyme recognition site Easy to use Overnight protocols Availability of recombinant enzymes Lower throughput Relatively fast Dependent on antibody specificity Compatible with arraybased analysis May require more than one 5-mC for antibody binding Applicable for highthroughput sequencing Requires DNA denaturation Resolution depends on the size of the immunoprecipitated DNA and for microarray experiments, depends on probe design Data from repeat sequences may be overrepresented Methylated DNAbinding proteins Instead of relying on antibodies for DNA enrichment, affinity-based assays use proteins that specifically bind methylated or unmethylated CpG sites in fragmented genomic DNA (restriction enzyme digestion or sonication).

MS is then used for identification and quantification, as described below. 2 Top-Down or Bottom-Up Proteomics Conceptually, there are 2 different strategies for the MSbased analysis of proteins. The most commonly used strategy for the analysis of complex proteomes is termed bottom-up proteomics. Proteins or even complex proteomes are first digested to smaller peptides using (polypeptide) sequencespecific enzymes (trypsin is used most commonly). Resulting peptides are then separated by liquid chromatography (LC) and analyzed by ESI-MS.

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