Analysis of DNA Methylation by Pyrosequencing.


Pyrosequencing is a technique that uses a sequencing-by-synthesis system which is designed to quantify single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Artificial C/T SNP creation via bisulfite modification permits measurement of DNA methylation locally and globally in real time. Alteration in DNA methylation has been implicated in aging, as well as aging-related conditions such as cancer, as well as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases. Considering its ubiquitous presence in divergent clinical pathologies, quantitative analysis of DNA CpG methylation both globally and at individual genes helps to elucidate the regulation of genes involved in pathophysiological conditions. The ability to detect and quantify the methylation pattern of DNA has the potential to serve as an early detection marker and potential drug target for several diseases. Here, we provide a detailed technical protocol for pyrosequencing supplemented by critical information about assay design and nuances of the system that provides a strong foundation for beginners in the field.

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2963-4_19

Cite this paper

@article{Delaney2015AnalysisOD, title={Analysis of DNA Methylation by Pyrosequencing.}, author={Colin E. Delaney and Sanjay Kumar Garg and Raymond L. Yung}, journal={Methods in molecular biology}, year={2015}, volume={1343}, pages={249-64} }