isoschizomer


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isoschizomer

[‚ī·sə′siz·ə·mər]
(biochemistry)
One of two or more restriction endonucleases that cleave a deoxyribonucleic acid molecule at the same site.
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Methyl-sensitive restriction enzymes are those that can cut when the recognition site is either methylated or unmethylated depending on the enzyme, and are most effective when paired with an isoschizomer (a restriction endonuclease that recognizes the same sequence), such as Hpall and MspI, respectively.
Comparative isoschizomer profiling of cytosine methylation: the help assay.
We used two different methods (Methods I and II) based on DNA digestion by HpaII (a methylation-sensitive enzyme) and MspI (a methylation-insensitive isoschizomer enzyme) followed by real-time PCR amplification to quantify methylation.
Digestion with the Cfr9I, an isoschizomer of SmaI, yielded identical PFGE profiles (Figure).
Briefly, this assay uses a methylation-insensitive restriction enzyme (MspI) along with its methylation-sensitive isoschizomer (HpaII) to create 2 differentially digested DNA aliquots.
In theory, we might have repeated the experiments with a non-methylation-sensitive isoschizomer of the restriction enzyme; however, no such enzyme is available.