KDM1B is a histone H3K4 demethylase required to establish maternal genomic imprints

@article{Ciccone2009KDM1BIA,
  title={KDM1B is a histone H3K4 demethylase required to establish maternal genomic imprints},
  author={David N. Ciccone and Hui Su and Sarah Hevi and Frédérique Gay and Hong Lei and Jeffrey Bajko and Guoliang Xu and En Li and Taiping Chen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={461},
  pages={415-418}
}
Differential DNA methylation of the paternal and maternal alleles regulates the parental origin-specific expression of imprinted genes in mammals. The methylation imprints are established in male and female germ cells during gametogenesis, and the de novo DNA methyltransferase DNMT3A and its cofactor DNMT3L are required in this process. However, the mechanisms underlying locus- and parental-specific targeting of the de novo DNA methylation machinery in germline imprinting are poorly understood… 

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