Epigenetics: Current Research and Emerging Trends

Epigenetics can have a significant impact on human health and disease susceptibility

EpigeneticsOver the past few years significant progress has occurred in this rapidly advancing field and much key research has been published.

The editor of Epigenetics: Current Research and Emerging Trends book has gathered together pioneers in the field of epigenetics to produce a volume of thought-provoking discussions on classic aspects of epigenetics and on the newer, emerging areas. The 17 chapters include topics on the impact of metabolism on the epigenome, how our actions may impact the health of our offspring several generations removed, and how exposure to environmental toxicants can have long-lasting effects on our epigenome with devastating consequences.

This up-to-date volume is a major resource essential for those working in the field and is recommended reading for anyone new to this fascinating and fast-moving area of research. Sources: horizonpress and PDF.

Table of contents
  1. The Multifaceted Roles of YY1 in the Establishment of the Cellular Epigenetic Landscape
  2. SETting up the Epigenome Through the Histone Methyltransferase SETDB1
  3. Sirtuin Deacetylases in Fungi: Connecting Metabolism to Lifecycle Progression, Stress Response, and Genome Stability
  4. Development-linked Differences in Cytosine 5-Hydroxymethylation in Mammalian DNA: Relationship to 5-Methylcytosine and Function
  5. The Identification of Mammalian Proteins Involved in Epigenetics
  6. Chromatin-mediated Response to Stimuli
  7. The Epigenetics of Centromere Function
  8. Dosage Compensation in Frogs and Toads
  9. Ingenious Genes: The Diverse Roles of Long Noncoding RNA in Regulatory Processes
  10. Epigenetic Mechanisms in Rett Syndrome
  11. The Long and Short of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  12. The Epigenetics of Nuclear Reprogramming to Pluripotency
  13. Emerging Role of the Guanine-Quadruplex DNA Secondary Structure in Epigenetics
  14. Clinical Epigenetics in Cancer: Applications in Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy
  15. Environment and the Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease
  16. Metabolic Inputs into Epigenetics
  17. Environmental Exposures: Impact on the Epigenome
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