Article Title: Silencing of human T-cell leukemia virus type I gene transcription by epigenetic mechanisms
Figure Lengend Snippet: DNA methylation of the HTLV-I provirus assessed by sodium bisulfite sequencing and COBRA. A. DNA methylation in the HTLV-I provirus was analyzed by sodium bisulfite sequencing in a case of acute ATL and a tax gene-expressing cell line, ATL-48T. Eight DNA regions, which were represented as bars in A, were amplified with sodium bisulfite treated DNA. The PCR products were subcloned into plasmid DNA, and then the sequences of each clone were determined for at least ten clones of each region. Arrowheads indicate the CpG sites that were target sites for COBRA. Closed circle indicates methylated CpG, and open circle means unmethylated CpG. The number of integrated provirus has been shown in parenthesis. B. Representative data of COBRA has been shown. PCR products, which were amplified with sodium bisulfite treated DNAs, were digested with Taq I or Acc II. The extent of methylation in each CpG site was measured as described in Methods, and presented as percentages of methylated CpG. The number in parenthesis represents the position of cytidine residue in analyzed CpG site by COBRA according to Seiki et al. . C. DNA methylation studied by COBRA at eight points in the provirus as shown by arrowheads. Each bar represented the extent of DNA methylation at the points shown by arrowhead. The analyses by COBRA were performed three times independently, and the extents of DNA methylation are shown by the mean ± SD. The number in parenthesis shows the position of cytidine residue of CpG site analyzed by COBRA.
Article Snippet: The nested PCR reactions were performed using FastStart Taq DNA Polymerase (Roche) with the following condition: 5 minutes at 95°C for denaturation, 40 cycles of 30 sec at 95°C, 30 sec at each annealing temperature (Table ), 30 sec at 72°C, and 2 min at 72°C for final extension.
Techniques: DNA Methylation Assay, Methylation Sequencing, Combined Bisulfite Restriction Analysis Assay, Expressing, Amplification, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Plasmid Preparation, Clone Assay, Methylation