Meaning of methylation in English:

methylation

Pronunciation /mɛθɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

See methylate

‘DNA methylation is a common molecular alteration in colorectal cancer cells.’
  • ‘Thus it not only had nucleosomes and histone acetylation and methylation, but was also sexual with meiosis and a bouquet stage.’
  • ‘After methylation, DNA was extracted with phenol-chloroform followed by ethanol precipitation.’
  • ‘Some of the resulting methylations may have desired effects but other methylations near other genes might cause effects that are harmful.’
  • ‘Because methylation is secondary to replication, newly synthesized DNA transiently exists as hemimethylated molecule.’