Maternal methyl supplements increase offspring DNA methylation at Axin fused

@article{Waterland2006MaternalMS,
  title={Maternal methyl supplements increase offspring DNA methylation at Axin fused},
  author={Robert A. Waterland and Dana C Dolinoy and Juan Lin and Charlotte A Smith and Xin Shi and Kajal G Tahiliani},
  journal={genesis},
  year={2006},
  volume={44}
}
Transient environmental exposures during mammalian development can permanently alter gene expression and metabolism by influencing the establishment of epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms. The genomic characteristics that confer such epigenetic plasticity upon specific loci, however, have not been characterized. Methyl donor supplementation of female mice before and during pregnancy permanently increases DNA methylation at the viable yellow agouti (Avy) metastable epiallele in the offspring… 
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