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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): Clusters de CpG
Groupes de CpG
Ilots riches en CpG
Îlots CpG
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 effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
ES éthique
GE génétique
IM immunologie
PH physiologie
RE effets des radiations
DeCS ID: 32788
Unique ID: D018899
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/12/27
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Ilots CpG - Preferred
Concept UI M0028259
Preferred term Ilots CpG
Entry term(s) Ilots riches en CpG
Îlots CpG
Groupes de CpG - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0331726
Preferred term Groupes de CpG
Entry term(s) Clusters de CpG



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