Deadly Vitamin B12 Deficiency is Caused by Epimutation

News   Jan 31, 2018 | Original Story from McGill University Health Centre

 
Deadly Vitamin B12 Deficiency is Caused by Epimutation

Dr. David Rosenblatt, scientist in the Child Health and Human Development Program at the RI-MUHC. Credit: MUHC

 
 
 

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Richard Gronostajski | Feb 07, 2018

It is inappropriate to say that this is an epigenetic phenomenon. It is simple a mutation in a regulatory region, which is a genetic defect, not an epigenetic phenomenon. The fact that the mutation is in an adjacent gene is irrelevant, though interesting. Mutations in regulatory regions can be over 100,000 bp away from the gene that is regulated.


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