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What the human sperm methylome tells us

Overview of attention for article published in Epigenomics, October 2017
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What the human sperm methylome tells us
Published in
Epigenomics, October 2017
DOI 10.2217/epi-2017-0049
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Cristina Camprubí, Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Albert Salas-Huetos, Nicolas Garrido, Joan Blanco


To characterize the sperm methylome in semen samples from 19 donors with proven fertility. Bisulfite-converted sperm DNA was hybridized on the HumanMethylation450 Infinium BeadChip platform. CpG fluorescence intensities were extracted and converted to β-values. The sperm methylome is highly homogeneous and hypomethylated. Genes with hypomethylated promoters are ontologically associated to biological functions related to spermatogenesis and embryogenesis. Sex chromosomes are the most hypomethylated chromosomes, supporting data that indicated their essential role in spermatogenesis. A total of 94 genes are resistant to demethylation, being strong candidates for transgenerational inheritance. Spermatozoa carry a homogeneous methylation profile that is a footprint of past events (spermatogenesis), is designed to facilitate future events (embryogenesis) and has a possible influence in the adult life (transgenerational effects).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 26%
Researcher 7 18%
Professor 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 9 24%

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