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Epigenetics – A Different Way of Looking at Genetics

  • Covers aspects from epigenetic mechanisms to development and biology of diseases
  • With a special focus on viruses and immunology
  • Discusses peptides and proteins as epigenetic modulators

Series: Epigenetics and Human Health

By: Walter Doerfler (Editor), Petra Böhm (Editor)

270 pages, 9 colour & 32 b/w illustrations, 27 colour tables


Hardback | Mar 2016 | #232253 | ISBN-13: 9783319271842
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About this book

This book presents epigenetics research as a new way of looking at genetics. Topics range from basic epigenetics mechanisms to development of cells and organisms and the biological basis of diseases. In addition Epigenetics – A Different Way of Looking at Genetics focuses on immunology and the role of viruses in epigenetics. The last part of the book highlights proteins and peptides as epigenetic modulators.


- Preface
- Formation of Bacterial Lineages in Salmonella enterica by Epigenetic Mechanisms
- Non-coding RNAs and Chromatin Modifications in the Developmental Control of Imprinted Genes
- Lymphocyte Identity and Genomic Switches
- Epigenetic Imprinting of Immunological Memory
- Short Biologically Active Peptides as Epigenetic Modulators of Gene Activity
- Epigenetic Alterations of Viral and Cellular Genomes in EBV Infected Cells
- Epigenetic Destabilization by Inserting Foreign DNA Into Mammalian Genomes: Oncogenesis and Evolution
- What Mechanisms Induce Methylation of FMR1 Gene Full Mutation? A Still Unanswered Question
- Silencing of Human Cytomegalovirus Gene Expression Mediated by Components of PML Nuclear Bodies
- Azanucleoside DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitor Drugs: Update on Clinical Applications in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Oxidative Stress and Cancer Epigenomics
- Glossary

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