DNMT1

DNMT1

A gene on chromosome 19q13.2 that encodes a DNA (cytosine-5-)-methyltransferase 1, which methylates CpG residues and plays a critical role in establishing and regulating tissue-specific patterns of cytosine methylation.

Molecular pathology
Aberrant methylation patterns are associated with certain human tumours (e.g., breast carcinoma) and developmental
abnormalities.
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DNMT1 ablation suppresses tumorigenesis by inhibiting the self-renewal of esophageal cancer stem cells.
IL-10 instead activates STAT3, a protein that works as a gene regulator, which in turn increases expression of two genes - DNMT1 and DNMT3b - in the colon.
Four main variants of DNMTs are found in humans, namely DNMT1, DNMT3A, DNMT3B, and DNMT3L, to mediate the methylation process.
The enzymatic machinery supporting DNA methylation includes a family of DNA methyltransferases (DNMT) including the maintenance methyltransferase DNMT1 and the de novo methyltransferases DNMT3A/3B.
DNA methylation is primarily mediated by a family of 3 DNMTs comprising DNMT1, -3A, and -3B in mammals (34).
Studies have found that the levels of the DNMT1 and DNMT3b enzymes and MBD2 (which bind methyl, CpG-DNA) had increased in lung cancer patients.
The genomic methylation patterns in mammals that take place during embryogenesis involve overall three DNA methyltranferases DNMT1, DNMT3a, DNMT3b.
Expanding on this idea, a review of the 5-hmC literature suggested that 5-hmC may be maintained across DNA replication via a complex of the DNMT1, Tet, and UHRF1 proteins (Shen and Zhang 2013), although the validity of this theory has not yet been determined.
Precisamente, se ha encontrado que el tratamiento con isocianatos inhibe la enzima telomerasa transcriptasa inversa (TERT) y la expresion de la proteina codificante para las enzimas DNMT1 y DNMT3a (Davis & Uthus; Meeran et al.).
Repression of DNA methylation by inhibiting DNMTs preserves the pluripotency of ESCs, while active DNMTs (such as DNMT1) induce the transition from pluripotency to multipotency [14, 15].
Previous studies have demonstrated that DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is required for the maintenance of DNA methylation and the deactivation of p16 by DNMT1-mediated methylation that may lead to the development of ESCC [18].
DNA methylation, referring to the addition of the methyl groups into the cytosines from S-adenosyl L-methionine, is mediated by a family of enzymes known as the DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) including DNMT1, DNMT3a, and DNMT3b.