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Genomic Imprinting

The variable phenotypic expression of a GENE depending on whether it is of paternal or maternal origin, which is a function of the DNA METHYLATION pattern. Imprinted regions are observed to be more methylated and less transcriptionally active. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Year introduced: 1995

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Tree Number(s): G05.308.203.500

MeSH Unique ID: D018392

Entry Terms:

  • Imprinting, Genomic
  • Imprinting, Genetic
  • Genetic Imprinting
  • Parental Imprinting
  • Imprinting, Parental

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