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Descriptor English: CpG Islands
Descriptor Spanish: Islas de CpG
Descriptor Portuguese: Ilhas de CpG
Descriptor French: Ilots CpG
Entry term(s): Cluster, CpG
Clusters, CpG
CpG Cluster
CpG Clusters
CpG Island
CpG Rich Islands
CpG-Rich Island
CpG-Rich Islands
Island, CpG
Island, CpG-Rich
Islands, CpG
Islands, CpG-Rich
Tree number(s): G02.111.570.080.380.160
G05.360.080.380.160
G05.360.340.024.159
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018899
Scope note: Areas of increased density of the dinucleotide sequence cytosine--phosphate diester--guanine. They form stretches of DNA several hundred to several thousand base pairs long. In humans there are about 45,000 CpG islands, mostly found at the 5' ends of genes. They are unmethylated except for those on the inactive X chromosome and some associated with imprinted genes.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Base Sequence (1989-1995)
Dinucleoside Phosphates (1989-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
DeCS ID: 32788
Unique ID: D018899
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/12/27
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
CpG Islands - Preferred
Concept UI M0028259
Scope note Areas of increased density of the dinucleotide sequence cytosine--phosphate diester--guanine. They form stretches of DNA several hundred to several thousand base pairs long. In humans there are about 45,000 CpG islands, mostly found at the 5' ends of genes. They are unmethylated except for those on the inactive X chromosome and some associated with imprinted genes.
Preferred term CpG Islands
Entry term(s) CpG Island
CpG Rich Islands
CpG-Rich Island
CpG-Rich Islands
Island, CpG
Island, CpG-Rich
Islands, CpG
Islands, CpG-Rich
CpG Clusters - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331726
Preferred term CpG Clusters
Entry term(s) Cluster, CpG
Clusters, CpG
CpG Cluster



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