Hairpin Bisulfite Sequencing: Synchronous Methylation Analysis on Complementary DNA Strands of Individual Chromosomes.

  title={Hairpin Bisulfite Sequencing: Synchronous Methylation Analysis on Complementary DNA Strands of Individual Chromosomes.},
  author={Pascal Giehr and J{\"o}rn Walter},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
The accurate and quantitative detection of 5-methylcytosine is of great importance in the field of epigenetics. The method of choice is usually bisulfite sequencing because of the high resolution and the possibility to combine it with next generation sequencing. Nevertheless, also this method has its limitations. Following the bisulfite treatment DNA strands are no longer complementary such that in a subsequent PCR amplification the DNA methylation patterns information of only one of the two… 

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