Question: Questions about CpG concept
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3.9 years ago by
mangfu100730
Korea, Republic Of
mangfu100730 wrote:

Hi all.

I am reading a paper but I couldn't understand some concepts even though I tried to search it on the web.

here is the paper's address and in the article, below bold sentence is what I didn't understand. (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7463/full/nature12477.html)

Both are characterized by prominence of C>T substitutions at NpCpG trinucleotides.

Signature 2 is characterized by C>T and C>G mutations at TpCpN trinucleotides.

I know what the CpG is. (I think that it is a site where C and G frequently appear). However what the Np is?

Also, I didn't get what the TpCpN is.. what is the meaning of N?

I really appreciate it if you could help me understand :)

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.9 years ago by kloetzl1.1k • written 3.9 years ago by mangfu100730
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3.9 years ago by
kloetzl1.1k
European Union
kloetzl1.1k wrote:

The p is the phosphorus group connecting two nucleotides in the DNA. Thus CpG is a Cytosine followed by a Guanine, on the same strand. N is any nucleotide. So NpCpG is any nucleotide followed by C followed by G. It is written CpG to distinguish it from CG bonding base pairs.

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