Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA


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    ..These findings suggest a framework for understanding epigenetically modified cell signaling. ..
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    ..Our integrative approach provides insights into the molecular mechanisms of MS susceptibility and suggests putative therapeutic strategies targeting a methylation-mediated regulation of the major risk gene. ..
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    ..Thus, including epigenetics into epidemiologic studies of human disease may help explain the relationship between the genome and the environment and may provide new clues to modifying these effects in disease prevention and therapy. ..
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    ..Some of these genome-scale technologies are beginning to be applied to create the new field of epigenetic epidemiology. ..
  6. Feinberg A. The nucleolus gets the silent treatment. Cell Stem Cell. 2014;15:675-6 pubmed publisher
    ..2014) and Kim et al. (2014) provide insight into how global heterochromatin condensation and LIN28 sequestration in embryonic stem cells are independent mechanisms regulating pluripotency in the oft-overlooked nucleolus. ..
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    ..These data implicate large scale epigenomic change in mediating the effects of environmental damage with photo-aging. ..
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    ..This type of correlated methylation structure has implications for both biological functions of DNA methylation and for the design, analysis, and interpretation of epigenome-wide association studies. ..

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    ..The heritability of ?age was 0.43. DNA methylation-derived measures of accelerated aging are heritable traits that predict mortality independently of health status, lifestyle factors, and known genetic factors. ..
  2. Feinberg A, Irizarry R. Evolution in health and medicine Sackler colloquium: Stochastic epigenetic variation as a driving force of development, evolutionary adaptation, and disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107 Suppl 1:1757-64 pubmed publisher
  3. Wen B, Wu H, Loh Y, Briem E, Daley G, Feinberg A. Euchromatin islands in large heterochromatin domains are enriched for CTCF binding and differentially DNA-methylated regions. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:566 pubmed publisher
    ..The microstructure of these regions has not previously been explored...