We have examined the correlation between the extents of methylation and expression of pepsinogen A genes in normal human tissues. Expression of pepsinogen A mRNA was detected only in the fundic mucosa of the stomach and both CCGG and GCGC sites in the tenes region were less methylated in the fundic mucosa than in other non-expressing tissues. Thus, there was an inverse correlation between the extents of methylation and expression of pepsinogen A genes and the role of DNA methylation in the regulation of pepsinogen A genes expression during normal differentiation was suggested.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1988 Feb 29|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology