"CpG Islands" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- CpG Islands
- CpG Island
- Island, CpG
- Islands, CpG
- CpG-Rich Islands
- CpG Rich Islands
- CpG-Rich Island
- Island, CpG-Rich
- Islands, CpG-Rich
- CpG Clusters
- Cluster, CpG
- Clusters, CpG
- CpG Cluster
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