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Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease

Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Randy L Jirtle,Frederick L. Tyson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-05-16
ISBN : 3642233805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are now compelling human epidemiological and animal experimental data that indicate the risk of developing adult-onset complex diseases and neurological disorders are influenced by persistent epigenetic adaptations in response to prenatal and early postnatal exposures to environmental factors. Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA. The main components of the epigenetic code are DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs. The epigenetic programs are established as stem cell differentiate during embryogenesis, and they are normally faithfully reproduced during mitosis. Moreover, they can also be maintained during meiosis, resulting in epigenetic transgenerational disease inheritance, and also potentially introducing phenotypic variation that is selected for in the evolution of new species. The objective of this book is to provide evidence that environmental exposures during early development can alter the risk of developing medical conditions, such as asthma, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and schizophrenia later in life by modifying the epigenome.

Epigenomics in Health and Disease

Epigenomics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Mario Fraga
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 9780128001400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epigenomics in Health and Disease discusses the next generation sequencing technologies shaping our current knowledge with regards to the role of epigenetics in normal development, aging, and disease. It includes the consequences for diagnostics, prognostics, and disease-based therapies made possible by the study of the complete set of epigenetic modifications to the genetic material of human cells. With coverage pertinent to both basic biology and translational research, the book will be of particular interest for medical and bioscience researchers and students seeking current translational knowledge in epigenesis and epigenomics. Coverage includes the latest findings on epigenome-wide research in disease-based profiling, epidemiological implications, epigenome-wide epigenetic studies, the cancer epigenome, and other pervasive disease categories. Presents critical reviews that provide the means for reviewing and analyzing the epigenome as a whole, also discussing its translational potential Combines basic epigenomic knowledge with methodological and biostatistical topics related to technology and data analysis Includes coverage of relatively new topics, including DNA methylation dynamics during development and differentiation, genome-wide histone post-translational modifications during development and differentiation, and genome-wide DNA methylation changes during aging

Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease

Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Randy L. Jirtle,Frederick L. Tyson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 3642368271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are now compelling human epidemiological and animal experimental data that indicate the risk of developing adult-onset complex diseases and neurological disorders are influenced by persistent epigenetic adaptations in response to prenatal and early postnatal exposures to environmental factors. Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA. The main components of the epigenetic code are DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs. The epigenetic programs are established as stem cell differentiate during embryogenesis, and they are normally faithfully reproduced during mitosis. Moreover, they can also be maintained during meiosis, resulting in epigenetic transgenerational disease inheritance, and also potentially introducing phenotypic variation that is selected for in the evolution of new species. The objective of this two volume book is to provide evidence that environmental exposures during early development can alter the risk of developing medical conditions, such as asthma, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and schizophrenia later in life by modifying the epigenome. Consequently, epigenetic research promises to markedly improve our ability to diagnosis, prevent, and treat the pathological conditions of humans; however, it also introduces unique legal and ethical issues. This volume highlights the correlation between environmental factors and complex diseases, such as autism, addiction, neurological diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer. It concludes with a chapter on legal and ethical implications of epigenetics. ​

Epigenetics in Health and Disease

Epigenetics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Igor Kovalchuk,Olga Kovalchuk
Publisher : FT Press
Release : 2012-05-22
ISBN : 0132599511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-understand introduction to modern epigenetics. Authored by two active researchers in the field, it introduces key concepts one step at a time, enabling students at all levels to benefit from it. The authors begin by presenting a historical overview that places epigenetics in context, and makes it clear that the field is not (as some presume) completely new. Next, they introduce and explain key epigenetic mechanisms, and discuss the roles these mechanisms may play in inheritance, organism development, health and disease, behavior, evolution, ecology, and the interaction of individual organisms with their environments. Coverage includes: non-coding RNAs in each kingdom; allelic interactions; CRYSPR; gene silencing; epigenetics of germline and epigenetic memory; epigenetic regulation of genome stability and plant stress response; and much more. The authors conclude by offering significant new insights into how knowledge of epigenetics and epigenomics may promote the development of technologies and solutions in areas ranging from behavioral neuroscience to cancer treatment, toxicology to the development of hardier crops.

Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease

Environmental Epigenomics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Randy L. Jirtle,Frederick L. Tyson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-05-31
ISBN : 9783642368288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human Epigenomics

Human Epigenomics Book
Author : Carsten Carlberg,Ferdinand Molnár
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN : 9811076146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The term epigenetics describes regulatory and information storing mechanisms of specific genes that do not involve any change of their DNA sequence. Epigenetics is closely related to the extensively folded state, in which the genome is packaged, known as chromatin. New genomic tools nowadays allow the genome-wide assessment of, for example, chromatin states and DNA modifications, and led to the discovery of unexpected new epigenetic principles, such as epigenomic memory. This was the start of the field of epigenomics, the relation of which to human health and disease is discussed in this textbook. This book aims to summarize, in a condensed form, the role of epigenomics in defining chromatin states that are representative of active genes (euchromatin) and repressed genes (heterochromatin). Moreover, this book discusses the principles of gene regulation, chromatin stability, genomic imprinting and the reversibility of DNA methylation and histone modifications. This information should enable a better understanding of cell type identities and will provide new directions for studies of, for example, cellular reprograming, the response of chromatin to environmental signals and epigenetic therapies that can improve or restore human health. In order to facilitate the latter, we favor a high figure-to-text ratio following the rule “a picture tells more than thousand words”. The content of the book is based on the lecture course “Molecular Medicine and Genetics” that is given by one of us (C. Carlberg) in different forms since 2002 at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. Thematically, this book is located between our textbooks “Mechanisms of Gene Regulation” (ISBN 978-94-017-7741-4) and “Nutrigenomics” (ISBN 978-3-319-30415-1), studying of which may also be interesting to our readers. The book is sub-divided into three sections and 13 chapters. Following the Introduction (section A), section B will explain the molecular basis of epigenomics, while section C will provide examples for the impact of epigenomics in human health and disease. The lecture course is primarily designed for Master level students of biomedicine, but is also frequented by PhD students as well as by students of other bioscience disciplines. Besides its value as a textbook, Human Epigenomics will be a useful reference for individuals working in biomedicine.

Human Epigenetics How Science Works

Human Epigenetics  How Science Works Book
Author : Carsten Carlberg,Ferdinand Molnár
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-09-24
ISBN : 3030229076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The view “It’s all in our genes and we cannot change it” developed in the past 150 years since Gregor Mendel’s experiments with flowering pea plants. However, there is a special form of genetics, referred to as epigenetics, which does not involve any change of our genes but regulates how and when they are used. In the cell nucleus our genes are packed into chromatin, which is a complex of histone proteins and genomic DNA, representing the molecular basis of epigenetics. Our environment and lifestyle decisions influence the epigenetics of our cells and organs, i.e. epigenetics changes dynamically throughout our whole life. Thus, we have the chance to change our epigenetics in a positive as well as negative way and present the onset of diseases, such a type 2 diabetes or cancer. This textbook provides a molecular explanation how our genome is connected with environmental signals. It outlines that epigenetic programming is a learning process that results in epigenetic memory in each of the cells of our body. The central importance of epigenetics during embryogenesis and cellular differentiation as well as in the process of aging and the risk for the development of cancer are discussed. Moreover, the role of the epigenome as a molecular storage of cellular events not only in the brain but also in metabolic organs and in the immune system is described. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook “Human Epigenomics” (ISBN 978-981-10-7614-8). The first five chapters explain the molecular basis of epigenetics, while the following seven chapters provide examples for the impact of epigenetics in human health and disease.

Epigenomics in Health and Disease

Epigenomics in Health and Disease Book
Author : Mario Fraga,Agustin Fernandez Fernandez
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-10-12
ISBN : 0128004967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epigenomics in Health and Disease discusses the next generation sequencing technologies shaping our current knowledge with regards to the role of epigenetics in normal development, aging, and disease. It includes the consequences for diagnostics, prognostics, and disease-based therapies made possible by the study of the complete set of epigenetic modifications to the genetic material of human cells. With coverage pertinent to both basic biology and translational research, the book will be of particular interest for medical and bioscience researchers and students seeking current translational knowledge in epigenesis and epigenomics. Coverage includes the latest findings on epigenome-wide research in disease-based profiling, epidemiological implications, epigenome-wide epigenetic studies, the cancer epigenome, and other pervasive disease categories. Presents critical reviews that provide the means for reviewing and analyzing the epigenome as a whole, also discussing its translational potential Combines basic epigenomic knowledge with methodological and biostatistical topics related to technology and data analysis Includes coverage of relatively new topics, including DNA methylation dynamics during development and differentiation, genome-wide histone post-translational modifications during development and differentiation, and genome-wide DNA methylation changes during aging

Human Epigenomics

Human Epigenomics Book
Author : Carsten Carlberg,Ferdinand Molnár
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-12
ISBN : 9789811076138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The term epigenetics describes regulatory and information storing mechanisms of specific genes that do not involve any change of their DNA sequence. Epigenetics is closely related to the extensively folded state, in which the genome is packaged, known as chromatin. New genomic tools nowadays allow the genome-wide assessment of, for example, chromatin states and DNA modifications, and led to the discovery of unexpected new epigenetic principles, such as epigenomic memory. This was the start of the field of epigenomics, the relation of which to human health and disease is discussed in this textbook. This book aims to summarize, in a condensed form, the role of epigenomics in defining chromatin states that are representative of active genes (euchromatin) and repressed genes (heterochromatin). Moreover, this book discusses the principles of gene regulation, chromatin stability, genomic imprinting and the reversibility of DNA methylation and histone modifications. This information should enable a better understanding of cell type identities and will provide new directions for studies of, for example, cellular reprograming, the response of chromatin to environmental signals and epigenetic therapies that can improve or restore human health. In order to facilitate the latter, we favor a high figure-to-text ratio following the rule “a picture tells more than thousand words”. The content of the book is based on the lecture course “Molecular Medicine and Genetics” that is given by one of us (C. Carlberg) in different forms since 2002 at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. Thematically, this book is located between our textbooks “Mechanisms of Gene Regulation” (ISBN 978-94-017-7741-4) and “Nutrigenomics” (ISBN 978-3-319-30415-1), studying of which may also be interesting to our readers. The book is sub-divided into three sections and 13 chapters. Following the Introduction (section A), section B will explain the molecular basis of epigenomics, while section C will provide examples for the impact of epigenomics in human health and disease. The lecture course is primarily designed for Master level students of biomedicine, but is also frequented by PhD students as well as by students of other bioscience disciplines. Besides its value as a textbook, Human Epigenomics will be a useful reference for individuals working in biomedicine.

Epigenetics in Human Disease

Epigenetics in Human Disease Book
Author : Trygve Tollefsbol
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-06
ISBN : 9780128122150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epigenetics is one of the fastest growing fields in biomedical research, illuminating studies of human diseases by looking beyond genetic make-up and acknowledging that outside factors play a role in gene expression. In Epigenetics in Human Disease, Second Edition, leading international researchers examine those diseases or conditions for which we have advanced knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, aging, metabolic disorders, neurobiological disorders, and cardiovascular disease. In addition to detailing the role of epigenetics in the etiology, progression, diagnosis, and prognosis of these diseases, novel epigenetic approaches to treatment are also explored. Fully revised and up-to-date, this new edition discusses topics of current interest in epigenetic research, including stem cell epigenetic therapy, bioinformatic analysis of NGS data, epigenetic mechanisms of imprinting disorders, online epigenetic tools and data sets, early-life programming of epigenetics in age-related diseases, and epigenetics of addiction and suicide, as well as epigenetic approaches to regulating and preventing diabetes, cardiac disease, allergic disorders, Alzheimer's disease, respiratory diseases, and many other human maladies. With its translational focus, Epigenetics in Human Disease, Second Edition, serves as an invaluable reference for both basic scientists and clinicians alike Includes contributions by leading international investigators involved in translational epigenetic research and therapeutic applications Integrates methods and applications with fundamental chapters on epigenetics in human disease, as well as evaluation of recent epigenetic clinical breakthroughs Side-by-side coverage of the basis of epigenetic diseases and treatment pathways This new edition has been fully revised to cover current developments in disease epigenetics, including stem cell epigenetic therapy, bioinformatic analysis of NGS data, epigenetic mechanisms of imprinting disorders, online epigenetic tools and data sets, early-life programming of epigenetics in age-related diseases, and epigenetics of addiction and suicide, as well as epigenetic approaches to regulating and preventing diabetes, cardiac disease, allergic disorders, Alzheimer's disease, respiratory diseases, and many other human maladies

Nutritional Epigenomics

Nutritional Epigenomics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-07-20
ISBN : 0128173106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nutritional Epigenomics offers a comprehensive overview of nutritional epigenomics as a mode of study, along with nutrition’s role in the epigenomic regulation of disease, health and developmental processes. Here, an expert team of international contributors introduces readers to nutritional epigenomic regulators of gene expression, our diet’s role in epigenomic regulation of disease and disease inheritance, caloric restriction and exercise as they relate to recent epigenomic findings, and the influence of nutritional epigenomics over circadian rhythms, aging and longevity, and fetal health and development, among other processes. Disease specific chapters address metabolic disease (obesity and diabetes), cancer, and neurodegeneration, among other disorders. Diet-gut microbiome interactions in the epigenomic regulation of disease are also discussed, as is the role of micronutrients and milk miRNAs in epigenetic regulation. Finally, chapter authors examine ongoing discussions of race and ethnicity in the social-epigenomic regulation of health and disease. Empowers the reader to employ nutritional epigenomics approaches in their own research Discusses the latest topics in nutritional epigenomics in the regulation of aging, circadian rhythm, inheritance and fetal development, as well as metabolism and disease Offers a full grounding in epigenetic reprogramming and nutritional intervention in the treatment and prevention of disease, as informed by population-based studies

Environmental Epigenetics in Toxicology and Public Health

Environmental Epigenetics in Toxicology and Public Health Book
Author : Rebecca Fry
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 0128199695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Epigenetics in Toxicology and Public Health provides in-depth discussions of the suite of complex environmental factors shown to impact epigenetic components within the cell, as well as evidence that these epigenetic modifications are tied to early and later life health effects. This book offers a translational research perspective, highlighting both in vivo and human population-based evidence for ties between the environment, the epigenome, and health outcomes, with an emphasis on evidence for transgenerational effects of exposures, as well as developmental windows of susceptibility to environmentally-linked epigenetic effects. This volume in the Translational Epigenetics series aides in the development of new therapeutic options meant to reverse inappropriate epigenetic alterations, helping researchers in their efforts prevent and treat a variety of chronic diseases tied to environmental exposures. Offers a thorough discussion of the environmental factors influencing epigenetic mechanisms in early and late life, and in transgenerational inheritance Examines both animal model and human population-based research in environmental epigenetics, highlighting developmental windows of vulnerability to epigenetic modification Features contributions from international experts in the field

Computational Epigenomics and Disease

Computational Epigenomics and Disease Book
Author : Misook Ha
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 9780128041048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computational Epigenomics and Diseases: Epigenomic Data Analytics for Human Health Application explains the current computational approaches inferring epigenetic mechanisms from epigenetic data. Epigenetic research leads to a considerable amount of data that can be more efficiently organized and analyzed using computer-based systems. All applicable computational approaches are explained in detail within this volume. Computational Epigenetics discusses topics such as statistical analysis and management of big epigenetics datasets; relationships among epigenetic factors and diseases; computational inference of spatial organization of genome; differential regulations and inference of variations of chromatin modifications; and systems biology approaches for identifying chromatin regulators. Additionally, strategies for applying epigenetics data analysis results to disease diagnosis, prognosis, and case studies are included in order to provide thorough and translational comprehension and applicability. The book is a valuable resource for computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians interested in bioinformatics and computational biology approaches to epigenetic data analysis, as well as geneticists who are looking to improve their knowledge of computational analytics for their research. Explains the computational methods inferring features of epigenetic marks; Describes the basic computational methods for understanding and deciphering chromatin signatures at the primary organization level; Offers example publications and case studies to show the range of possible applications of the computational analyses of epigenetics data.

Human Epigenetics

Human Epigenetics Book
Author : Carsten Carlberg,Ferdinand Molnár
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9783030229085
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The view "Its all in our genes and we cannot change it" developed in the past 150 years since Gregor Mendels experiments with flowering pea plants. However, there is a special form of genetics, referred to as epigenetics, which does not involve any change of our genes but regulates how and when they are used. In the cell nucleus our genes are packed into chromatin, which is a complex of histone proteins and genomic DNA, representing the molecular basis of epigenetics. Our environment and lifestyle decisions influence the epigenetics of our cells and organs, i.e. epigenetics changes dynamically throughout our whole life. Thus, we have the chance to change our epigenetics in a positive as well as negative way and are able to prevent the onset of diseases, such a type 2 diabetes or cancer. This book provides a molecular explanation how our genome is connected with environmental signals. It outlines that epigenetic programming is a learning process that results in epigenetic memory in each of the cells forming our body. The central importance of epigenetics during embryogenesis and cellular differentiation as well as in the process of aging and the risk for the development of cancer are discussed. Moreover, the role of the epigenome as a molecular storage of cellular events not only in the brain but also in metabolic organs and in the immune system is described. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook "Human Epigenomics" (ISBN 978-981-10-7614-8). The first five chapters explain the molecular basis of epigenetics, while the following seven chapters provide examples for the impact of epigenetics in human health and disease.

Genetics and Epigenetics of Psychiatric Diseases 2nd Edition

Genetics and Epigenetics of Psychiatric Diseases  2nd Edition Book
Author : Cunyou Zhao,Weihua Yue,Zhexing Wen
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-10-09
ISBN : 2889660257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychiatric diseases have a highly complex etiology, aggregating in families but not segregating in a traditional Mendelian manner. Recent approaches to understanding the causes of psychiatric disease have focused on describing the genetic contribution to major psychiatric illnesses; the use of large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and exome sequencing has enabled a systematic exploration of genetic risk factors and identified over 100 independent genomic loci significantly associated with psychiatric diseases; however, there remains uncertainty about the causal genes involved in disease pathogenesis, and how their function is regulated. Since many GWAS variants reside in non-coding regions, the disease-associated common variants might be enriched in regulatory domains, including enhancers and regions of active chromatin state. These lead us to focus on the possible role of non-sequence-based genomic variation in health and disease. Of particular interest are epigenetic modifications that regulate gene expression through modifications to DNA, RNA, histone proteins, and chromatin. The availability of high-throughput profiling methods for quantifiying epigenomic modifications in large numbers of samples has enabled us to perform epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) aimed at screening methylomic variations associated with environmental exposure and disease. Thus systematic integration of genetic, epigenetic and epidemiological approaches will contribute to improving our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying disease phenotypes.

Environmental Genomics and Epigenomics Response Development and Disease

Environmental Genomics and Epigenomics  Response  Development and Disease Book
Author : Qiang Zhang,Timothy M. Barrow,Hyang-Min Byun,Yanqiang Li
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-07-14
ISBN : 2889710440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Environmental Genomics and Epigenomics Response Development and Disease book written by Qiang Zhang,Timothy M. Barrow,Hyang-Min Byun,Yanqiang Li, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics

Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics Book
Author : Shuai Li,John Hopper
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-08-31
ISBN : 0128209526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twin and Family Studies of Epigenetics, Volume 29, the latest release in the Translational Epigenetics series, gathers expert opinions on epigenetic twin and family study research methods, recent findings across various disease areas, and future directions. The book provides in-depth coverage of epigenetics fundamentals, twin and family epigenetic study design, and the broader role of epigenetics in answering questions on the developmental origins of health and disease. Throughout the volume, twin and family studies are employed to examine causes of epigenetic variation, the relationship between epigenetic modifications and mental illness, cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and more. Emerging research methods applied in twin and family studies discussed include imaging epigenetics, exposure-specific DNA methylation changes, and unravelling time trends in epigenetic effects. Offers a practical, interdisciplinary approach across epigenetics, epidemiology and various disease specialties Applies epigenetic twin and family studies to determine the relationship between epigenetics and mental illness, cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, among other diseases and disorders Features chapter contributions from a wide range of international researchers in the field

Impact of Nutritional Epigenomics on Disease Risk and Prevention

Impact of Nutritional Epigenomics on Disease Risk and Prevention Book
Author : T. P. Ong
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9783805599504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nutritional epigenomics is an emerging subject that has been implicated in disease risk and prevention. Epigenetics has been a concern in cancer research for the last 3 decades, but only in recent years has interest in its connection to other fields developed, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, obesity, diabetes and nutrition. Epigenetics is generally used to refer to heritable changes in gene expression that are not accompanied by alterations in DNA sequence. Because epigenetic marks are potentially reversible and are implicated in the pathogenesis of diverse non-communicable diseases representing major public health problems in both developed and developing countries, the epigenome is an attractive target for nutritional intervention. Indeed, accumulating evidence shows that epigenetic processes can be influenced by nutritional components; Nutritional modulation of epigenetic processes thus adds a further layer of complexity to gene-nutrient interactions and should be considered for the definition of strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. This publication presents four review papers that address the impact of nutritional epigenomics on disease risk and prevention in various settings. It thus provides stimulating reading for anyone interested in the field.

Toxicoepigenetics

Toxicoepigenetics Book
Author : Shaun D. McCullough,Dana Dolinoy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-11-02
ISBN : 0128124342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Toxicoepigenetics: Core Principles and Applications examines the core aspects of epigenetics, including chromatin biology, DNA methylation, and non-coding RNA, as well as fundamental techniques and considerations for studying each of these mechanisms of epigenetic regulation. Although its integration into the field of toxicology is in its infancy, epigenetics have taken center stage in the study of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegeneration. Increasing the presence of epigenetics in toxicological research allows for a more in-depth understanding of important aspects of toxicology such as the role of the environment and lifestyle influencing the individual susceptibility to these effects and the trans-generational transmission of these health effects and susceptibilities. Methods chapters are included to help improve efficacy and efficiency of protocols in both the laboratory and the classroom. Toxicoepigenetics: Core Principles and Applications is an essential book for researchers and academics using epigenetics in toxicology research and study. Introduces the fundamental principles and practices for understanding the role of the epigenome in toxicology Presents the foundation of epigenetics for toxicologists with a broad range of backgrounds Discusses the incorporation of epigenetics and epigenomics into current toxicological studies and interpretation of epigenetic data in toxicological applications

Epigenetics

Epigenetics Book
Author : Joel D. Wallach,Ma Lan,Gerhard N. Schrauzer
Publisher : Select Books Incorporated
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781590791493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Documents the research, findings, and implications of the field of epigenetics in terms of the understanding of how nutrients influence health and disease"--Provided by publisher.