Genomic Imprinting


Genetic Imprinting

Imprinting, Genetic

Imprinting, Genomic

Imprinting, Parental

Parental 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)