Methylation

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Methylation is a form of [[Alkylation|alkylation]] , i.e the transfer of an [[Alkyl group|alkyl group]] to another [[Molecule|molecule]] . Methylation is specifically the addition or substition of a [[Methyl|methyl group]] to a molecule. [[Methyl|Methyl groups ]] are alkyls made [[Methane|from methane ]] and are [[Carbon|carbon]] atoms attached to 3 [[Hydrogen|hydrogen]] atoms -CH<sub>3</sub>. <ref>March's Advanced Organic Chemistry. Michael B. Smith, Jerry March - John Wiley &amp;amp; Sons (2007)</ref> It can be involved in the [[Gene expression|expression of genes]] , as well as protein function regulation and the [[RNA metabolism|metabolism of RNA]] .  
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Methylation is a form of [[Alkylation|alkylation]], i.e. the transfer of an [[Alkyl group|alkyl group]] to another [[Molecule|molecule]] . Methylation is specifically the addition or substition of a [[Methyl|methyl group]] to a molecule. [[Methyl groups|Methyl groups]] are alkyls made from [[methane|methane]] and are [[Carbon|carbon]] [[atoms|atoms]] attached to 3 [[Hydrogen|hydrogen]] atoms -CH<sub>3</sub>&nbsp;<ref>March's Advanced Organic Chemistry. Michael B. Smith, Jerry March - John Wiley &amp;amp;amp;amp; Sons (2007)</ref>. It can be involved in the [[Gene expression|expression of genes]], as well as [[protein|protein]] function regulation and the metabolism of [[RNA|RNA]].  
 
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Revision as of 18:31, 22 October 2012

Methylation is a form of alkylation, i.e. the transfer of an alkyl group to another molecule . Methylation is specifically the addition or substition of a methyl group to a molecule. Methyl groups are alkyls made from methane and are carbon atoms attached to 3 hydrogen atoms -CH3 [1]. It can be involved in the expression of genes, as well as protein function regulation and the metabolism of RNA.

References

  1. March's Advanced Organic Chemistry. Michael B. Smith, Jerry March - John Wiley &amp;amp;amp; Sons (2007)
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