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  1. Content type: Research

    Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common cancers among men worldwide. Current screening methods for PCa display limited sensitivity and specificity, not stratifying for disease aggressiveness. Hence, de...

    Authors: Catarina Moreira-Barbosa, Daniela Barros-Silva, Pedro Costa-Pinheiro, Jorge Torres-Ferreira, Vera Constâncio, Rui Freitas, Jorge Oliveira, Luís Antunes, Rui Henrique and Carmen Jerónimo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:132

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    Adiponectin critically contributes to metabolic homeostasis, especially by insulin-sensitizing action. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is characterized by insulin resistance leading to materno-fetal hyperg...

    Authors: Raffael Ott, Jens H. Stupin, Kerstin Melchior, Karen Schellong, Thomas Ziska, Joachim W. Dudenhausen, Wolfgang Henrich, Rebecca C. Rancourt and Andreas Plagemann

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:131

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Methylation of DNA is associated with a variety of biological processes. With whole-genome studies of DNA methylation, it became possible to determine a set of genomic sites where DNA methylation is associated...

    Authors: Nikolay Kondratyev, Arkady Golov, Margarita Alfimova, Tatiana Lezheiko and Vera Golimbet

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:130

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:151

  4. Content type: Research

    SUV39H2 (suppressor of variegation 3-9 homolog 2), which introduces H3K9me3 to induce transcriptional repression, has been reported to play critical roles in heterochromatin maintenance, DNA repair, and recent...

    Authors: Yu Zheng, Baihui Li, Jian Wang, Yanjuan Xiong, Kaiyuan Wang, Ying Qi, Houfang Sun, Lei Wu and Lili Yang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:129

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In this letter, we respond to and discuss the recent publication by Al-Moghrabi et al.: Methylation of BRCA1 and MGMT genes in white blood cells are transmitted from mothers to daughters. We discuss their finding...

    Authors: Per Eystein Lønning and Stian Knappskog

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:128

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    DNA methylation is a key epigenetic mark in mammalian organisms that plays key roles in chromatin organization and gene expression. Although DNA methylation in gene promoters is generally associated with gene ...

    Authors: Saigopal Somasundaram, Megan E Forrest, Helen Moinova, Allison Cohen, Vinay Varadan, Thomas LaFramboise, Sanford Markowitz and Ahmad M Khalil

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:127

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  7. Content type: Research

    Tobacco smoking is a risk factor for multiple diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Many smoking-associated signals have been detected in the blood methylome, but the extent to which these c...

    Authors: Pei-Chien Tsai, Craig A. Glastonbury, Melissa N. Eliot, Sailalitha Bollepalli, Idil Yet, Juan E. Castillo-Fernandez, Elena Carnero-Montoro, Thomas Hardiman, Tiphaine C. Martin, Alice Vickers, Massimo Mangino, Kirsten Ward, Kirsi H. Pietiläinen, Panos Deloukas, Tim D. Spector, Ana Viñuela…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:126

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  8. Content type: Research

    Testicular germ cell tumor such as seminoma is strongly associated with male reproductive problems commonly associated with the alteration of sperm parameters as described in testicular dysgenesis syndrome. In...

    Authors: Céline Bruno, Oxana Blagoskonov, Julie Barberet, Magali Guilleman, Sandrine Daniel, Benjamin Tournier, Christine Binquet, Cécile Choux and Patricia Fauque

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:125

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  9. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of the original article [1] the authors noticed that the affiliation Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India was missing.

    Authors: Jaya Mary Thomas, Sumi Surendran, Mathew Abraham, Arumugam Rajavelu and Chandrasekharan C. Kartha

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:124

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    The original article was published in Clinical Epigenetics 2016 8:78

  10. Content type: Short report

    The capacity of technologies measuring DNA methylation (DNAm) is rapidly evolving, as are the options for applicable bioinformatics methods. The most commonly used DNAm microarray, the Illumina Infinium HumanM...

    Authors: Lisa M McEwen, Meaghan J Jones, David Tse Shen Lin, Rachel D Edgar, Lucas T Husquin, Julia L MacIsaac, Katia E Ramadori, Alexander M Morin, Christopher F Rider, Chris Carlsten, Lluís Quintana-Murci, Steve Horvath and Michael S Kobor

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:123

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  11. Content type: Research

    Estrogen receptor-α (ER-α) is a transcriptional regulator, which mediates estrogen-dependent breast development, as well as breast tumorigenesis. The influence of epigenetic regulation of ER-α on adolescent br...

    Authors: Alexandra M Binder, Leah T Stiemsma, Kristen Keller, Sanne D van Otterdijk, Verónica Mericq, Ana Pereira, José L Santos, John Shepherd and Karin B Michels

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:122

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  12. Content type: Research

    Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant plasma cell disease with a poor survival, characterized by the accumulation of myeloma cells (MMCs) within the bone marrow. Epigenetic modifications in MM are associated no...

    Authors: Laurie Herviou, Alboukadel Kassambara, Stéphanie Boireau, Nicolas Robert, Guilhem Requirand, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Laure Vincent, Anja Seckinger, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Guillaume Cartron, Dirk Hose, Giacomo Cavalli and Jerome Moreaux

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:121

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  13. Content type: Research

    In colorectal cancer, CDX2 expression is lost in approximately 20% of cases and associated with poor outcome. Here, we aim to validate the clinical impact of CDX2 and investigate the role of promoter methylati...

    Authors: Janina Graule, Kristin Uth, Elia Fischer, Irene Centeno, José A. Galván, Micha Eichmann, Tilman T. Rau, Rupert Langer, Heather Dawson, Ulrich Nitsche, Peter Traeger, Martin D. Berger, Beat Schnüriger, Marion Hädrich, Peter Studer, Daniel Inderbitzin…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:120

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  14. Content type: Research

    Several independent research groups have shown that alterations in human sperm methylation profiles correlate with decreased fecundity and an increased risk of poor embryo development. Moving these initial fin...

    Authors: Mohammad Abbasi, Andrew D. Smith, Harish Swaminathan, Peer Sangngern, Amanda Douglas, Alan Horsager, Douglas T. Carrell and Philip J. Uren

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:119

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  15. Content type: Research

    A variety of abnormalities in vitamin D metabolism have been reported in patients with active tuberculosis. However, intervention trials have produced inconsistent results. We hypothesized that genetic and epi...

    Authors: Min Wang, Weimin Kong, Biyu He, Zhongqi Li, Huan Song, Peiyi Shi and Jianming Wang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:118

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  16. Content type: Review

    Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, and the majority of the cases are ischemic stroke. However, it still lacks effective treatment except for thrombolytic therapy in an extre...

    Authors: Qingsheng Kong, Yongnan Hao, Xin Li, Xin Wang, Bingyuan Ji and Yili Wu

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:117

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  17. Content type: Research

    Whole-exome sequencing has revealed a rare missense variant in PLD3 gene (rs145999145) to be associated with late onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nevertheless, the association remains controversial and little is ...

    Authors: Idoia Blanco-Luquin, Miren Altuna, Javier Sánchez-Ruiz de Gordoa, Amaya Urdánoz-Casado, Miren Roldán, María Cámara, Victoria Zelaya, María Elena Erro, Carmen Echavarri and Maite Mendioroz

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:116

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  18. Content type: Review

    The melanoma antigen gene (MAGE) proteins are a group of highly conserved family members that contain a common MAGE homology domain. Type I MAGEs are relevant cancer-testis antigens (CTAs), and originally cons...

    Authors: Yishui Lian, Lingjiao Meng, Pingan Ding and Meixiang Sang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:115

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  19. Content type: Research

    Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is an imprinting disorder with a population frequency of approximately 1 in 10,000. The most common epigenetic defect in BWS is a loss of methylation (LOM) at the 11p15.5 impr...

    Authors: Vinod Dagar, Wendy Hutchison, Andrea Muscat, Anita Krishnan, David Hoke, Ashley Buckle, Priscillia Siswara, David J. Amor, Jeffrey Mann, Jason Pinner, Alison Colley, Meredith Wilson, Rani Sachdev, George McGillivray, Matthew Edwards, Edwin Kirk…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:114

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  20. Content type: Research

    Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have shown that genetic variants are important determinants of free fatty acid levels. The mechanisms underlying the associations between genetic variants and free fatty...

    Authors: Zhen He, Rong Zhang, Feng Jiang, Hong Zhang, Aihua Zhao, Bo Xu, Li Jin, Tao Wang, Wei Jia, Weiping Jia and Cheng Hu

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:113

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  21. Content type: Research

    Age is one of the most important risk factors for developing breast cancer. However, age-related changes in normal breast tissue that potentially lead to breast cancer are incompletely understood. Quantifying ...

    Authors: Erin W. Hofstatter, Steve Horvath, Disha Dalela, Piyush Gupta, Anees B. Chagpar, Vikram B. Wali, Veerle Bossuyt, Anna Maria Storniolo, Christos Hatzis, Gauri Patwardhan, Marie-Kristin Von Wahlde, Meghan Butler, Lianne Epstein, Karen Stavris, Tracy Sturrock, Alexander Au…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:112

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  22. Content type: Research

    Inhibitor of differentiation protein 4 (ID4) is a dominant negative regulator of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family of transcription factors. During tumorigenesis, ID4 may act as a tumor suppressor or as...

    Authors: Daniela Nasif, Emanuel Campoy, Sergio Laurito, Richard Branham, Guillermo Urrutia, María Roqué and María T. Branham

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:111

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  23. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. While cigarette smoking is the primary cause of this malignancy, risk differs across racial/ethnic groups. For the same number of cigarettes smoked, Na...

    Authors: Sungshim L. Park, Yesha M. Patel, Lenora W. M. Loo, Daniel J. Mullen, Ite A. Offringa, Alika Maunakea, Daniel O. Stram, Kimberly Siegmund, Sharon E. Murphy, Maarit Tiirikainen and Loïc Le Marchand

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:110

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  24. Content type: Research

    The importance of epigenetic alterations in psychiatric disorders is increasingly acknowledged and the use of DNA methylation patterns as markers of disease is a topic of ongoing investigation. Recent studies ...

    Authors: Mara Thomas, Nora Knoblich, Annalena Wallisch, Katarzyna Glowacz, Julia Becker-Sadzio, Friederike Gundel, Christof Brückmann and Vanessa Nieratschker

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:109

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  25. Content type: Research

    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune skin disorder. Several studies suggested psoriasis to be a complex multifactorial disease, but the exact triggering factor is yet to be determined. Evidences sugg...

    Authors: Aditi Chandra, Swapan Senapati, Sudipta Roy, Gobinda Chatterjee and Raghunath Chatterjee

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:108

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  26. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Recently, epigenetic dysregulation has been known to promote tumor progression and therefore may be a therapeutic target for anticancer therapy. JARI...

    Authors: Kuang-Tai Kuo, Wen-Chien Huang, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Wei-Hwa Lee, Chun-Hua Wang, M. Hsiao, Liang-Shun Wang and Chi-Tai Yeh

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:107

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of the original article [1], the authors noticed that the Figs. 1, 2 and 3 were incorrectly given.

    Authors: Rubén Rodríguez Bautista, Alette Ortega Gómez, Alfredo Hidalgo Miranda, Alejandro Zentella Dehesa, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Federico Ávila-Moreno and Oscar Arrieta

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:106

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    The original article was published in Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:88

  28. Content type: Research

    Prognostic tools for prostate cancer (PC) are inadequate and new molecular biomarkers may improve risk stratification. The epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) has recently been proposed as a novel c...

    Authors: Tine Maj Storebjerg, Siri H. Strand, Søren Høyer, Anne-Sofie Lynnerup, Michael Borre, Torben F. Ørntoft and Karina D. Sørensen

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:105

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  29. Content type: Research

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed human malignancy worldwide. Upregulation of inhibitory immune checkpoints by tumor-infiltrating immune cells (TIICs) or their ligands by tumor cells...

    Authors: Varun Sasidharan Nair, Salman M. Toor, Rowaida Z. Taha, Hibah Shaath and Eyad Elkord

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:104

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  30. Content type: Research

    TET1 is a tumor suppressor gene (TSG) that codes for ten-eleven translocation methyl cytosine dioxygenase1 (TET1) catalyzing the conversion of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxy methyl cytosine as a first step of T...

    Authors: Jiangxia Fan, Yan Zhang, Junhao Mu, Xiaoqian He, Bianfei Shao, Dishu Zhou, Weiyan Peng, Jun Tang, Yu Jiang, Guosheng Ren and Tingxiu Xiang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:103

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  31. Content type: Research

    Urinary bladder cancer is a common malignancy worldwide. Environmental factors and chronic inflammation are correlated with the disease risk. Diagnosis is performed by transurethral resection of the bladder, a...

    Authors: Emma Ahlén Bergman, Ciputra Adijaya Hartana, Markus Johansson, Ludvig B. Linton, Sofia Berglund, Martin Hyllienmark, Christian Lundgren, Benny Holmström, Karin Palmqvist, Johan Hansson, Farhood Alamdari, Ylva Huge, Firas Aljabery, Katrine Riklund, Malin E. Winerdal, David Krantz…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:102

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  32. Content type: Short report

    The biological mechanisms underlying frailty in older people are poorly understood. There is some evidence to suggest that DNA methylation patterns may be altered in frail individuals.

    Authors: Catharine R. Gale, Riccardo E. Marioni, Sarah E. Harris, John M. Starr and Ian J. Deary

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:101

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  33. Content type: Research

    Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are promising anti-cancer drugs that could also be employed for urothelial carcinoma (UC) therapy. It is unclear, however, whether inhibition of all 11 zinc-dependent HDA...

    Authors: Aline Kaletsch, Maria Pinkerneil, Michèle J. Hoffmann, Ananda A. Jaguva Vasudevan, Chenyin Wang, Finn K. Hansen, Constanze Wiek, Helmut Hanenberg, Christoph Gertzen, Holger Gohlke, Matthias U. Kassack, Thomas Kurz, Wolfgang A. Schulz and Günter Niegisch

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:100

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  34. Content type: Research

    Constitutive methylation of tumor suppressor genes are associated with increased cancer risk. However, to date, the question of epimutational transmission of these genes remains unresolved. Here, we studied th...

    Authors: Nisreen Al-Moghrabi, Maram Al-Showimi, Nujoud Al-Yousef, Bushra Al-Shahrani, Bedri Karakas, Lamyaa Alghofaili, Hannah Almubarak, Safia Madkhali and Hind Al Humaidan

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:99

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  35. Content type: Research

    Epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation, act as one potential mechanism underlying the detrimental effects associated with prenatal tobacco smoke (PTS) exposure. Methylation in a gene called AXL was p...

    Authors: Lu Gao, Xiaochen Liu, Joshua Millstein, Kimberly D. Siegmund, Louis Dubeau, Rachel L. Maguire, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Scott H. Kollins, Cathrine Hoyo, Susan K. Murphy and Carrie V. Breton

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:98

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Heterozygous mutation of the transcription factor HNF1B is the most common cause of monogenetic developmental renal disease. Disease-associated mutations fall into two categories: HNF1B intragenic mutations and a...

    Authors: Rhian L. Clissold, Beth Ashfield, Joe Burrage, Eilis Hannon, Coralie Bingham, Jonathan Mill, Andrew Hattersley and Emma L. Dempster

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:97

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  37. Content type: Research

    Molecular aging biomarkers, such as epigenetic age predictors, predict risk factors of premature aging, and morbidity/mortality more accurately than chronological age in middle-aged and elderly populations. Ye...

    Authors: Anna Suarez, Jari Lahti, Darina Czamara, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Polina Girchenko, Sture Andersson, Timo E. Strandberg, Rebecca M. Reynolds, Eero Kajantie, Elisabeth B. Binder and Katri Raikkonen

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:96

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  38. Content type: Research

    Investigating how epigenetic information is transmitted through the mammalian germline is the key to understanding how this information impacts on health and disease susceptibility in offspring. EED is essenti...

    Authors: Lexie Prokopuk, Jessica M. Stringer, Craig R. White, Rolf H. A. M. Vossen, Stefan J. White, Ana S. A. Cohen, William T. Gibson and Patrick S. Western

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:95

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  39. Content type: Research

    5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is converted from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) by a group of enzymes termed ten-eleven translocation (TET) family dioxygenases. The loss of 5hmC has been identified as a hallmark of mo...

    Authors: Ding Peng, Guangzhe Ge, Yanqing Gong, Yonghao Zhan, Shiming He, Bao Guan, Yifan Li, Ziying Xu, Han Hao, Zhisong He, Gengyan Xiong, Cuijian Zhang, Yue Shi, Yuanyuan Zhou, Weimin Ci, Xuesong Li…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:94

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  40. Content type: Short report

    Altered DNA methylation events contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of metabolic disorders, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Investigations of global DNA methylation patterns in li...

    Authors: Glenn S. Gerhard, Ivana Malenica, Lorida Llaci, Xin Chu, Anthony T. Petrick, Christopher D. Still and Johanna K. DiStefano

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:93

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  41. Content type: Research

    Methylation-associated SOX family genes have been proved to be involved in multiple essential processes during carcinogenesis and act as potential biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, staging, prediction of prognosis...

    Authors: Jing-dong Zhou, Yu-xin Wang, Ting-juan Zhang, Xi-xi Li, Yu Gu, Wei Zhang, Ji-chun Ma, Jiang Lin and Jun Qian

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:92

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  42. Content type: Research

    Early screening for prostate cancer (PCA) remains controversial because of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of clinically insignificant cancers. Even though a number of diagnostic tests have been developed to i...

    Authors: Igor Brikun, Deborah Nusskern, Andrew Decatus, Eric Harvey, Lin Li and Diha Freije

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:91

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  43. Content type: Research

    This study assessed the associations between nine differentially methylated regions (DMRs) of imprinted genes in DNA derived from umbilical cord blood leukocytes in males and females and (1) birth weight for g...

    Authors: Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm, Michelle A. Mendez, Sara E. Benjamin-Neelon, Susan K. Murphy, Vijaya K. Hogan, Diane L. Rowley and Cathrine Hoyo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:90

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  44. Content type: Research

    Sepsis represents the utmost severe consequence of infection, involving a dysregulated and self-damaging immune response of the host. While different environmental exposures like chronic stress or malnutrition...

    Authors: Katharina Bomans, Judith Schenz, Sandra Tamulyte, Dominik Schaack, Markus Alexander Weigand and Florian Uhle

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:89

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  45. Content type: Review

    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has been clinically difficult to manage because of tumor aggressiveness, cellular and histological heterogeneity, and molecular mechanisms’ complexity. All this in turn lea...

    Authors: Rubén Rodríguez Bautista, Alette Ortega Gómez, Alfredo Hidalgo Miranda, Alejandro Zentella Dehesa, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Federico Ávila-Moreno and Oscar Arrieta

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:88

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:106

  46. Content type: Research

    Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and long-term health consequences. Epigenetic mechanisms may have been at play in preterm birth survivors, and these could be persistent and detrimental ...

    Authors: Qihua Tan, Shuxia Li, Morten Frost, Marianne Nygaard, Mette Soerensen, Martin Larsen, Kaare Christensen and Lene Christiansen

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:87

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  47. Content type: Research

    Gestational age at delivery is associated with health and social outcomes. Recently, cord blood DNA methylation data has been used to predict gestational age. The discrepancy between gestational age predicted ...

    Authors: Jasmine N. Khouja, Andrew J. Simpkin, Linda M. O’Keeffe, Kaitlin H. Wade, Lotte C. Houtepen, Caroline L. Relton, Matthew Suderman and Laura D. Howe

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:86

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  48. Content type: Research

    Posttranslational modification of histone tails such as histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation (H3K27ac) is tightly coupled to epigenetic regulation of gene expression. To explore whether this is involved in placenta...

    Authors: N. D. Paauw, A. T. Lely, J. A. Joles, A. Franx, P. G. Nikkels, M. Mokry and B. B. van Rijn

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:85

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  49. Content type: Research

    Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency have been established to be strongly associated with increased overall mortality and deaths from specific aging-related diseases. Recently, an epigenetic “mortality risk ...

    Authors: Xu Gao, Yan Zhang, Ben Schöttker and Hermann Brenner

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:84

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