Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem cells via Kdm3a/b.
Authors: Ebata KT, Mesh K, Liu S, Bilenky M, Fekete A, Acker MG, Hirst M, Garcia BA, Ramalho-Santos M.
Reference: Epigenetics Chromatin. 2017 Jul 12;10:36. doi: 10.1186/s13072-017-0143-3. eCollection 2017.
Background: Histone methylation patterns regulate gene expression and are highly dynamic during development. The erasure of histone methylation is carried out by histone demethylase enzymes. We had previously shown that vitamin C enhances the activity of Tet enzymes in embryonic stem (ES) cells, leading to DNA demethylation and activation of germline genes