Why is it that white blood cells (leukocytes) are highly characterized in DNA methylation pure cell line profiling, but I can't find any profiles of red blood cells (erythrocytes)? Is blood considered a pure tissue type?
I'm following the deconvolution of DNA methylation data by cell type (white and red), but I can't do this without pure cell line methylation data. Can anyone help me understand either:
- Why red blood cell DNA methylation data has not been purified and collected yet.
OR if it has...
- Where can I access the methylation data for red blood cells (erythrocytes)?
Thanks so much for any help!!!