Mouse Tet2SKU: P-318

General description: 

TET protein is plays an active role in active DNA demethylation.. The Ten-Eleven-Translocation (TET) proteins TET1, TET2, and TET3 are α-ketoglutarate and Fe2+-dependent enzymes capable of modifying DNA methylation status by converting 5-methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC)

Thera re two proteins  TET and thymine DNA glycosylase  (TDG) initiate active DNA demethylation by oxidation and excision of 5mC in DNA and the anticipated downstream events will be the excision and repair of the resulting abasic site (AP-site) by the DNA base excision repair (BER) system.

About the scientist

Adam Robertson

Group Leader

My research group has two principal research foci: (i) studying the cellular processes involving in the metabolism of the modified cytosine base – 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and (ii) the development of a continuous directed evolution platform that can be used in eukaryotic cells.