Methylation 8 July 2012
Methylation involves the donation of a methyl group (a carbon with 3 hydrogens) to other proteins.
It is the dominant factor in epigenetic processes. Methylation generally inhibits gene expression (acetylation promotes expression)
It also has a powerful impact on neurotransmitter activity at synapses.
70% of mentally ill patinets have a methylation disorder.
Greater than 95% of people with autism are under-methylated (they don’t donate enough methyl groups).
Under methylated mentally ill patinets are strangely generally intolerant to folic acid.