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  1. Content type: Research

    The biological mechanisms responsible for the onset and exacerbation of asthma symptoms in children may involve the epigenetic regulation of inflammatory genes after environmental exposures. Using buccal cells...

    Authors: DZ Torrone, JS Kuriakose, K Moors, H Jiang, MM Niedzwiecki, FF Perera and RL Miller

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2012 4:3

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    Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is a debilitating and frequently fatal neurological disorder that is recessively inherited. It belongs to the group of genetic disorders known as the Repeat Expansion Diseases, in whic...

    Authors: Daman Kumari and Karen Usdin

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2012 4:2

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    Epigenetics is a mechanism that regulates gene expression independently of the underlying DNA sequence, relying instead on the chemical modification of DNA and histone proteins. Although environmental and gene...

    Authors: Takeo Kubota, Kunio Miyake and Takae Hirasawa

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2012 4:1

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    The influence of epigenetics is evident in many fields of medicine today. This is also true in placentology, where versatile epigenetic mechanisms that regulate expression of genes have shown to have important...

    Authors: L Serman and D Dodig

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 3:7

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  5. Content type: Research

    Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and Ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) gene products have an important role in cell cycle control and maintenance of genomic stability. Our aim was to analyze ATM and APC methyla...

    Authors: Mohammad Ayub Rigi-Ladiz, Dor Mohammad Kordi-Tamandani and Adam Torkamanzehi

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 3:6

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate derived from cruciferous vegetables, induces potent anti-proliferative effects in prostate cancer cells. One mechanism that may contribute to the anti-proliferative effect...

    Authors: Anna Hsu, Carmen P Wong, Zhen Yu, David E Williams, Roderick H Dashwood and Emily Ho

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 3:3

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    In utero exposures to environmental factors may result in persistent epigenetic modifications affecting normal development and susceptibility to chronic diseases in later life. We explored the relationship betwee...

    Authors: A Soubry, SK Murphy, Z Huang, A Murtha, JM Schildkraut, RL Jirtle, F Wang, J Kurtzberg, W Demark-Wahnefried, MR Forman and C Hoyo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 3:2

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  8. Content type: Review

    The myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of clonal hematological malignancies characterized by a hypercellular bone marrow and a tendency to develop thrombotic complications and to evolve to myelofi...

    Authors: John Mascarenhas, Nitin Roper, Pratima Chaurasia and Ronald Hoffman

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:50

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  9. Content type: Review

    Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a heterogenous and complex entity including diverse anatomical sites and a variety of tumor types displaying unique characteristics and different etilogies. Both environmental and...

    Authors: Semra Demokan and Nejat Dalay

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:45

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  10. Content type: Review

    Chemoresistance is one of the major hurdles to overcome for the successful treatment of breast cancer. At present, there are several mechanisms proposed to explain drug resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, i...

    Authors: Kristy R. Kutanzi, Olga V. Yurchenko, Frederick A. Beland, Vasyl’ F. Checkhun and Igor P. Pogribny

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:40

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  11. Content type: Review

    A sequence variant of histone H2A called H2AX is one of the key components of chromatin involved in DNA damage response induced by different genotoxic stresses. Phosphorylated H2AX (γH2AX) is rapidly concentra...

    Authors: Denis V. Firsanov, Liudmila V. Solovjeva and Maria P. Svetlova

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:44

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA hypermethylation and modifications of histone amino acids are known to play an important role in the control of gene expression both in normal human development and tumorigene...

    Authors: Christoph Oing, Edgar Jost, Edgar Dahl, Stefan Wilop, Tim H. Brümmendorf and Oliver Galm

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:43

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  13. Content type: Review

    Prostate cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in men and a leading cause of cancer deaths. Whilst the underlying mechanisms leading to prostate cancer are still to be determined, it is evident that both genet...

    Authors: Suyin P. Chin, Joanne L. Dickinson and Adele F. Holloway

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:41

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    DNA methylation plays an integral role in development and aging through epigenetic regulation of genome function. DNA methyltransferase 1 (Dnmt1) is the most prevalent DNA methyltransferase that maintains geno...

    Authors: Liang Liu, Thomas van Groen, Inga Kadish, Yuanyuan Li, Deli Wang, Smitha R. James, Adam R. Karpf and Trygve O. Tollefsbol

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:42

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Elevated activation of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) pathway, apoptosis evasion phenotype, and global DNA hypomethylation are hallmarks frequently observed in cancers, such as in low-grade glioma (...

    Authors: Emilie Debien, Eric Hervouet, Fabien Gautier, Philippe Juin, Francois M. Vallette and Pierre-Francois Cartron

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:35

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  16. Content type: Review

    Epigenetic mechanisms are thought to play a major role in the pathogenesis of the major psychoses (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), and they may be the link between the environment and the genome in the pa...

    Authors: Jacob Peedicayil

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:38

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  17. Content type: Review

    Mucins are high molecular weight glycoproteins that play important roles in diagnostic and prognostic prediction and in carcinogenesis and tumor invasion. Regulation of expression of mucin genes has been studi...

    Authors: Norishige Yamada, Sho Kitamoto, Seiya Yokoyama, Tomofumi Hamada, Masamichi Goto, Hideaki Tsutsumida, Michiyo Higashi and Suguru Yonezawa

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:37

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    This review presents an epigenetic view on complex factors leading to development and perception of “genius.” There is increasing evidence which indicates that artistic creativity is influenced by epigenetic p...

    Authors: Heidrun Karlic and Pia Baurek

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:33

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    5-azacytidine (AZA) has become standard treatment for patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Response rate is about 50% and response duration is limited. Histone deactylase (HDAC) inhibitors...

    Authors: Andrea Kuendgen, Gesine Bug, Oliver G. Ottmann, Detlef Haase, Julie Schanz, Barbara Hildebrandt, Kathrin Nachtkamp, Judith Neukirchen, Ariane Dienst, Rainer Haas, Ulrich Germing and Norbert Gattermann

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:31

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  20. Content type: Review

    Fermentation of glucose to lactate in the presence of sufficient oxygen, known as aerobic glycolysis or Warburg effect, is a universal phenotype of cancer cells. Understanding its origin and role in cellular i...

    Authors: Paike Jayadeva Bhat, Lalit Darunte, Venkatesh Kareenhalli, Jaswandi Dandekar and Abhay Kumar

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:30

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    Lymphocytes from the peripheral blood of patients with prostate cancer—the most frequent (noncutaneous) tumor in men—display epigenetic aberrations (altered modes of allelic replication) characteristic of the ...

    Authors: Samuel Cytron, Evgeni Stepnov, Igor Bounkin, Maya Mashevich, Aviva Dotan and Lydia Avivi

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:29

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  22. Content type: Review

    About 15–20% of human cancers worldwide have viral etiology. Emerging data clearly indicate that several human DNA and RNA viruses, such as human papillomavirus, Epstein–Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated...

    Authors: Elzbieta Poreba, Justyna Karolina Broniarczyk and Anna Gozdzicka-Jozefiak

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:26

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  23. Content type: Review

    S100 proteins are small, calcium-binding proteins whose genes are localized in a cluster on human chromosome 1. Through their ability to interact with various protein partners in a calcium-dependent manner, th...

    Authors: Wiesława Leśniak

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:23

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    Low folate intake is associated with vascular disease. Causality has been attributed to hyperhomocysteinemia. However, human intervention trials have failed to show the benefit of homocysteine-lowering therapi...

    Authors: Chris J. McNeil, John H. Beattie, M-J Gordon, Lynn P. Pirie and Susan J. Duthie

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:22

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  25. Content type: Review

    Cyclin D1 is a cell cycle machine, a sensor of extracellular signals and plays an important role in G1-S phase progression. The human cyclin D1 promoter contains multiple transcription factor binding sites suc...

    Authors: Zhi-yi Guo, Xiao-hui Hao, Fei-Fei Tan, Xin Pei, Li-Mei Shang, Xue-lian Jiang and Fang Yang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:18

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  26. Content type: Review

    The bioactive vitamin D (VD) metabolite, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 regulates essential pathways of cellular metabolism and differentiation via its nuclear receptor (VDR). Molecular mechanisms which are known to pl...

    Authors: Heidrun Karlic and Franz Varga

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:21

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    Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are homologous to prokaryotic enzymes that removed acetyl groups from non-histone proteins before the evolution of eukaryotic histones. Enzymes inherited from prokaryotes or from a...

    Authors: Gregory W. Peek and Trygve O. Tollefsbol

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2011 2:20

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    Epigenetic marks are well recognized as heritable chemical modifications of DNA and chromatin that induce chromatin structural changes thereby affecting gene activity. A lesser-known phenomenon is the pervasiv...

    Authors: Emily L. Putiri and Keith D. Robertson

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2010 2:17

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  29. Content type: Review

    Considering psychiatry as a medical discipline, a diagnosis identifying a disorder should lead to an effective therapy. Such presumed causality is the basis of evidence-based psychiatry. We examined the streng...

    Authors: Drozdstoy Stojanov, Jakob Korf, Peter de Jonge and Georgi Popov

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2010 2:14

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