Product Overview: DNA methylation is a covalent modification of the cytosine ring at the 5′ position, resulting in 5-methylcytosine (5-mC). In somatic cells, 5-mC is found almost exclusively in the context of paired symmetrical methylation of the dinucleotide CpG. The biological important of 5-mC as a major epigenetic modification in phenotype and gene expression has been recognized widely. Quantification of 5-mC content or global methylation status in cells such as tumor cells could provide very useful information for detection and analysis of cancer.
EpiSeeker methylated DNA Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) (ab117129) is a complete set of optimized buffers and reagents to quantify global DNA methylation by specifically measuring levels of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) in a microplate-based format.
It can be paired to use with EpiSeeker hydroxymethylated DNA Quantification Kit (Fluorometric) (ab117131), which specifically quantifies 5-hmC, for simultaneously quantification of both methylated and hydroxymethylated DNA.