New England Biolabs has called upon its 35 years of expertise in enzymology to develop a suite of validated reagents for epigenetics research. This line of easy-to-use EpiMark® kits simplifies DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation detection and analysis, as well as ChIP, histone and nucleosome analysis. Independently applicable, individual epigenetics reagents also complement the EpiMark® kits. NEB's methylation- and hydroxymethylation- sensitive or dependent enzymes, DNA methyltransferases and DNA controls are all useful for mapping DNA modifications and methylating DNA at specific sites for gene expression studies. Our protein methyltransferases and recombinant histones perform efficiently in protein modification and characterization studies. Our range of modified and unmodified genomic DNAs can be used as controls for detection of DNA methylation. Our series of human DNA (cytosine-5) methyltransferase (DNMT) antibodies are ideally suited for Western blots and immunoprecipitation.
Our complete Epigenetics suite is expertly designed for optimized research and discovery.
EpiMark® is a registered trademark of New England Biolabs, Inc.
Epigenetics includes these subcategories:
FAQs for Epigenetics
Protocols for Epigenetics
The Epigenetics brochure provides information on these unique solutions to study DNA and histone modifications. NEB offers a suite of validated products for epigenetics research.
Epigenetics - Expanding on Genomic Foundations
- EpiMark® Methylated DNA Enrichment Kit Troubleshooting Guide
Other Tools & Resources
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If all cells are created from the same genetic material, why are there so many different cell types? Listen to Sriharsa Pradhan, Senior Scientist, RNA Biology at NEB, as he describes how DNA is methylated and how this affects the path of reading the DNA code the same way an obstruction would derail a train off its tracks.