DNA methylation of an 115 bp region in the AR promoter is not associated with loss of AR protein expression in a selective group of primary breast tumours. Methylation of six CpG dinucleotides in the AR promoter of AR positive (Pos) and negative (Neg) Grade III breast tumours as determined by Sequenom MassARRAY (Region 4, Figure 1). Due to cleavage patterns, the average methylation was determined for CpG dinucleotides 2 and 3. Each dot represents an individual patient. A methylation value of 1.0 indicates a fully methylated amplicon, while a value of 0.0 indicates a fully unmethylated amplicon. Horizontal lines represent average cohort methylation.
Peters et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:132 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-132