Cytosine (; C) is one of the four main bases found in DNA and RNA, along with adenine, guanine, and thymine (uracil in RNA). It is a pyrimidine derivative, with a heterocyclic aromatic ring and two substituents attached (an amine group at position 4 and a keto group at position 2). The nucleoside of cytosine is cytidine. In Watson-Crick base pairing, it forms three(3) hydrogen bonds with guanine....LESS
This volume presents state-of-the-art methods for reliable detection of epigenetic changes in the nervous system. Epigenetic Methods in Neuroscience Research guides readers through methods for the analyses of chromatin remodeling, transposable elements, non-coding RNAs, such as miRNAs, and circadian oscillations, including: analysis of DNA methylation in neuronal and glial cells or small tissue samples; sensitive method for quantification of alternative methylated forms of cytosines by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry; affinity-based detection of modified cytosines by immunohistochemistry or methylated DNA immunoprecipitation; chromatin immunoprecipitation, or ChIP; miRNA high-throughput profiling and the in situ detection of miRNA subtle expression in the brain; analysis of genes with alternative 3'UTRs; and the cite-specific delivery of chromatin-modifying drugs. Written in the popular Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your own laboratory.
Concise and easy-to-use, Epigenetic Methods in Neuroscience Research provides multidisciplinary epigenetic approach to study genome, and neural, plasticity that will help the reader to successfully address the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders.