Epigenetics in polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study of global DNA methylation

Ning Xu, Ricardo Azziz, Mark O. Goodarzi

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The percent global methylation of peripheral blood DNA was not significantly altered in 20 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with 20 controls. The study of specific tissues and target genomic regions will be required to further determine whether epigenetic alteration influences the development of PCOS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010



  • DNA methylation
  • Epigenetics
  • polycystic ovary syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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