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Table 1 Percentage of WBC DNA BRCA1 and MGMT methylations

From: Methylation of BRCA1 and MGMT genes in white blood cells are transmitted from mothers to daughters

  Total population (n = 1014)
Gene Group Promoter methylation (%)
BRCA1 Control women 25/268 (9.3)
Delivering women 20/295 (6.8)
Newborns 30/302 (9.9)
Breast cancer 5/67 (7.5)
Ovarian cancer 13/82 (15.8)
MGMT Control women 35/268 (13.1)
Delivering women 29/295 (9.8)
Newborns 37/302 (12.3)
Breast cancer 10/67 (15)
Ovarian cancer 17/82 (20.7)
  Group Methylation (%)
BRCA1/MGMT Control women 6/25 (24)
Delivering women 2/20 (10)
Newborns 3/30 (10)
Breast cancer 0
Ovarian cancer 5/17 (29.4)