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  1. IGF1 is a key molecule in the regulation of growth and metabolism. Low IGF1 secretion is known to cause growth restriction in childhood, as well as deregulated lipid metabolism, cardiovascular disease, and dia...

    Authors: Masato Kantake, Naho Ikeda, Hirofumi Nakaoka, Natsuki Ohkawa, Toshitaka Tanaka, Kazuki Miyabayashi, Hiromichi Shoji and Toshiaki Shimizu

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:108

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  2. H3K27ac histone acetylome changes contribute to the phenotypic response in heart diseases, particularly in end-stage heart failure. However, such epigenetic alterations have not been systematically investigate...

    Authors: Jiayi Pei, Magdalena Harakalova, Thomas A. Treibel, R Thomas Lumbers, Bastiaan J. Boukens, Igor R. Efimov, Jip T. van Dinter, Arantxa González, Begoña López, Hamid El Azzouzi, Noortje van den Dungen, Christian G. M. van Dijk, Merle M. Krebber, Hester M. den Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Dirk J. Duncker…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:106

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  3. DNA methylation (DNAm) age constitutes a powerful tool to assess the molecular age and overall health status of biological samples. Recently, it has been shown that tissue-specific DNAm age predictors may pres...

    Authors: Mariana Boroni, Alessandra Zonari, Carolina Reis de Oliveira, Kallie Alkatib, Edgar Andres Ochoa Cruz, Lear E. Brace and Juliana Lott de Carvalho

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:105

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  4. Prenatal maternal plasma persistent organic pollutant (POP) concentrations have been associated with neonatal outcomes. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Placental epigenetic mechanisms may be...

    Authors: Marion Ouidir, Pauline Mendola, Germaine M. Buck Louis, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Cuilin Zhang and Fasil Tekola-Ayele

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:103

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  5. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic condition characterised by β cell dysfunction and persistent hyperglycaemia. The disorder can be due to the absence of adequate pancreatic insulin production or a weak cellu...

    Authors: Sanabil Ali Hassan Ahmed, Suraiya Anjum Ansari, Eric P. K. Mensah-Brown and Bright Starling Emerald

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:104

    Content type: Review

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  6. Both colorectal (CRC, 15%) and endometrial cancers (EC, 30%) exhibit microsatellite instability (MSI) due to MLH1 hypermethylation and silencing. The MLH1 promoter polymorphism, rs1800734 is associated with MSI C...

    Authors: Holly Russell, Katarzyna Kedzierska, Daniel D. Buchanan, Rachael Thomas, Emma Tham, Miriam Mints, Anne Keränen, Graham G. Giles, Melissa C. Southey, Roger L. Milne, Ian Tomlinson, David Church, Amanda B. Spurdle, Tracy A. O’Mara and Annabelle Lewis

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:102

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  7. Oxytocin is an important neuromodulator involved in cognition and socio-emotional processing that exerts its central activities via oxytocin receptors. Epigenetic alterations in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) ...

    Authors: Chun Il Park, Hae Won Kim, Sumoa Jeon, Jee In Kang and Se Joo Kim

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:101

    Content type: Research

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  8. A significant volume of research clearly shows that disease-related methylation changes can be used as biomarkers at all stages of clinical disease management, including risk assessment and predisposition scre...

    Authors: Olga Taryma-Leśniak, Katarzyna Ewa Sokolowska and Tomasz Kazimierz Wojdacz

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:100

    Content type: Review

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  9. Little is known about how genetics and epigenetics interplay in depression. Evidence suggests that genetic variants may change vulnerability to depression by modulating DNA methylation (DNAm) and non-coding RN...

    Authors: Diana M. Ciuculete, Sarah Voisin, Lara Kular, Jörgen Jonsson, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Jessica Mwinyi and Helgi B. Schiöth

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:99

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  10. Ten-eleven translocation (Tet) methyl-cytosine dioxygenases (including Tet1/2/3)-mediated 5mC oxidation and DNA demethylation play important roles in embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis. The exp...

    Authors: Huan Yan, Li Tan, Yuqi Liu, Ning Huang, Jing Cang and Hao Wang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:98

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  11. Increasing life expectancy but also healthspan seems inaccessible as of yet but it may become a reality in the foreseeable future. To extend lifespan, it is essential to unveil molecular mechanisms involved in...

    Authors: Clémence Topart, Emilie Werner and Paola B. Arimondo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:97

    Content type: Review

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  12. Currently the leading cause of global disability, clinical depression is a heterogeneous condition characterised by low mood, anhedonia and cognitive impairments. Its growing incidence among young people, ofte...

    Authors: Coral R. Lapsley, Rachelle Irwin, Margaret McLafferty, Sara Jayne Thursby, Siobhan M. O’Neill, Anthony J. Bjourson, Colum P. Walsh and Elaine K. Murray

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:85

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Elena Ivanova, Sebastian Canovas, Soledad Garcia-Martínez, Raquel Romar, Jordana S. Lopes, Dimitrios Rizos, Maria J. Sanchez-Calabuig, Felix Krueger, Simon Andrews, Fernando Perez-Sanz, Gavin Kelsey and Pilar Coy

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:96

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    The original article was published in Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:64

  14. Smoking status, alcohol consumption and HPV infection (acquired through sexual activity) are the predominant risk factors for oropharyngeal cancer and are thought to alter the prognosis of the disease. Here, w...

    Authors: Ryan Langdon, Rebecca Richmond, Hannah R. Elliott, Tom Dudding, Nabila Kazmi, Chris Penfold, Kate Ingarfield, Karen Ho, Andrew Bretherick, Chris Haley, Yanni Zeng, Rosie M. Walker, Michael Pawlita, Tim Waterboer, Tom Gaunt, George Davey Smith…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:95

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  15. PD-L1 (programmed cell death 1 ligand 1) expression in melanoma has been associated with a better response to anti-PD-1 (programmed cell death 1) therapy. However, patients with PD-L1-negative melanomas can re...

    Authors: Friederike Hoffmann, Romina Zarbl, Dennis Niebel, Judith Sirokay, Anne Fröhlich, Christian Posch, Tobias A. W. Holderried, Peter Brossart, Gonzalo Saavedra, Pia Kuster, Sebastian Strieth, Gerrit H. Gielen, Sandra S. Ring, Jörn Dietrich, Torsten Pietsch, Lukas Flatz…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:94

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  16. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine lung cancer. SCLC progression and treatment resistance involve epigenetic processes. However, links between SCLC DNA methylation and drug response ...

    Authors: Julia Krushkal, Thomas Silvers, William C. Reinhold, Dmitriy Sonkin, Suleyman Vural, John Connelly, Sudhir Varma, Paul S. Meltzer, Mark Kunkel, Annamaria Rapisarda, David Evans, Yves Pommier and Beverly A. Teicher

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:93

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  17. The initiation of adolescent smoking is difficult to detect using carbon monoxide or cotinine assays. Previously, we and others have shown that the methylation of cg05575921 is an accurate predictor of adult s...

    Authors: Kelsey Dawes, Allan Andersen, Emma Papworth, Brandon Hundley, Natasha Hutchens, Heba El Manawy, Ashley Becker, Luke Sampson, Willem Philibert, Frederick X. Gibbons, Meg Gerrard and Robert Philibert

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:92

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  18. Despite rapid improvements in DNA methylation tools for cervical cancer screening, few robust, exploratory studies have been performed using the combination of two host genes, EPB41L3 and JAM3, newly developed as...

    Authors: Linghua Kong, Linhai Wang, Ziyun Wang, Xiaoping Xiao, Yan You, Huanwen Wu, Ming Wu, Pei Liu and Lei Li

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:91

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  19. DNA methylation is a well-studied epigenetic mark that is frequently altered in diseases such as cancer, where specific changes are known to reflect the type and severity of the disease. Therefore, there is a ...

    Authors: Dilys Lam, Phuc-Loi Luu, Jenny Z. Song, Wenjia Qu, Gail P. Risbridger, Mitchell G. Lawrence, Jennifer Lu, Matt Trau, Darren Korbie, Susan J. Clark, Ruth Pidsley and Clare Stirzaker

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:90

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Risk stratification for lung cancer (LC) screening is so far mostly based on smoking history. This study aimed to assess if and to what extent such risk stratification could be enhanced by additional considera...

    Authors: Haixin Yu, Janhavi R. Raut, Ben Schöttker, Bernd Holleczek, Yan Zhang and Hermann Brenner

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:89

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  21. Eukaryotic histone methyltransferases 2 (EHMT2 or G9A) has been regarded as a potential target for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapy. This study investigated the regulatory roles of G9A in tumorigenes...

    Authors: Rajendra P. Pangeni, Lu Yang, Keqiang Zhang, Jinhui Wang, Wendong Li, Chao Guo, Xinwei Yun, Ting Sun, Jami Wang and Dan J. Raz

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:88

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  22. Cancer subtype switching, which involves unclear cancer cell origin, cell fate decision, and transdifferentiation of cells within a confined tumor microenvironment, remains a major problem in pancreatic cancer...

    Authors: Li-Yun Ding, Ya-Chin Hou, I-Ying Kuo, Ting-Yi Hsu, Tsung-Ching Tsai, Hsiu-Wei Chang, Wei-Yu Hsu, Chih-Chieh Tsao, Chung-Chen Tian, Po-Shun Wang, Hao-Chen Wang, Chung-Ta Lee, Yi-Ching Wang, Sheng-Hsiang Lin, Michael W. Hughes, Woei-Jer Chuang…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:87

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  23. Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is characterized by growth failure and dysmorphic features. Major (epi)genetic causes of SRS are loss of methylation on chromosome 11p15 (11p15 LOM) and maternal uniparental disom...

    Authors: Takanobu Inoue, Akie Nakamura, Megumi Iwahashi-Odano, Kanako Tanase-Nakao, Keiko Matsubara, Junko Nishioka, Yoshihiro Maruo, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Hiroshi Suzumura, Seiji Sato, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Murakami, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Kazuki Yamazawa, Tomoko Fuke, Satoshi Narumi…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:86

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  24. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disease impacting an estimated 44 million adults worldwide. The causal pathology of AD (accumulation of amyloid-beta and tau), precedes hallm...

    Authors: Aparna Vasanthakumar, Justin W. Davis, Kenneth Idler, Jeffrey F. Waring, Elizabeth Asque, Bridget Riley-Gillis, Shaun Grosskurth, Gyan Srivastava, Sungeun Kim, Kwangsik Nho, Kelly N. H. Nudelman, Kelley Faber, Yu Sun, Tatiana M. Foroud, Karol Estrada, Liana G. Apostolova…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:84

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  25. Colorectal cancer (CRC) results from the accumulation of epigenetic and genetic changes in colon cells during neoplasic transformation, which the activation of Wingless (Wnt) signaling pathway is a common mech...

    Authors: Hatim Boughanem, Amanda Cabrera-Mulero, Pablo Hernández-Alonso, Mercedes Clemente-Postigo, Felipe F. Casanueva, Francisco José Tinahones, Sonsoles Morcillo, Ana B. Crujeiras and Manuel Macias-Gonzalez

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:83

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  26. Breast cancer remains in urgent need of reliable diagnostic and prognostic markers. Zinc finger and BTB/POZ domain-containing family proteins (ZBTBs) are important transcription factors functioning as oncogene...

    Authors: Jin He, Mingjun Wu, Lei Xiong, Yijia Gong, Renjie Yu, Weiyan Peng, Lili Li, Li Li, Shaorong Tian, Yan Wang, Qian Tao and Tingxiu Xiang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:82

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  27. Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver disease induces liver damage by hepatic immune and inflammatory response. The association between aberrant peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) DNA methylation and pro...

    Authors: Kang Li, Ling Qin, Sanjie Jiang, Ang Li, Chi Zhang, Guihai Liu, Jianping Sun, Huanqing Sun, Yan Zhao, Ning Li and Yonghong Zhang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:81

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  28. The chromatin insulator CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) displays tissue-specific DNA binding sites that regulate transcription and chromatin organization. Despite evidence linking CTCF to the protection of epigene...

    Authors: Nathan A. Damaschke, Joseph Gawdzik, Mele Avilla, Bing Yang, John Svaren, Avtar Roopra, Jian-Hua Luo, Yan P. Yu, Sunduz Keles and David F. Jarrard

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:80

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  29. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is a chemokine that induces proliferation and migration of vascular endothelial cells and is essential for both physiological and pathological angiogenesis. It is ...

    Authors: Vesna Gorenjak, Dwaine R. Vance, Sébastien Dade, Maria G. Stathopoulou, Lauren Doherty, Ting Xie, Helena Murray, Christine Masson, John Lamont, Peter Fitzgerald and Sophie Visvikis-Siest

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:79

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  30. Birthweight marks an important milestone of health across the lifespan, including cardiometabolic disease risk in later life. The placenta, a transient organ at the maternal-fetal interface, regulates fetal gr...

    Authors: Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Xuehuo Zeng, Marion Ouidir, Tsegaselassie Workalemahu, Cuilin Zhang, Fabien Delahaye and Ronald Wapner

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:78

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  31. This study aimed to determine the epigenetic biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This retrospective study is based on the Shanghai Xinjing community preven...

    Authors: Tao Li, Yi Xu, Yongyong Shi, Jianhua Chen, Senlin Lin, Jianfeng Zhu, Xian Xu, Lina Lu and Haidong Zou

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:77

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  32. A long-term opioid use has been associated with hypermethylation of the opioid receptor mu 1 (OPRM1) promoter. Very little is currently known about the early epigenetic response to therapeutic opioids. Here, we e...

    Authors: Jose Vladimir Sandoval-Sierra, Francisco I. Salgado García, Jeffrey H. Brooks, Karen J. Derefinko and Khyobeni Mozhui

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:76

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  33. Epigenetic abnormalities caused by superovulation have recently attracted increasing attention. Superovulation with exogenous hormones may prevent oocytes from establishing an appropriate epigenetic state, and...

    Authors: Ying Huo, Zhi Qiang Yan, Peng Yuan, Meng Qin, Ying Kuo, Rong Li, Li Ying Yan, Huai Liang Feng and Jie Qiao

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:75

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  34. The histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) monomethylase KMT2C is mutated across several cancer types; however, the effects of mutations on epigenome organization, gene expression, and cell growth are not clear. A frequent...

    Authors: Chatarina Larsson, Lina Cordeddu, Lee Siggens, Tatjana Pandzic, Snehangshu Kundu, Liqun He, Muhammad Akhtar Ali, Nuša Pristovšek, Karin Hartman, Karl Ekwall and Tobias Sjöblom

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:74

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  35. Increasing evidence has suggested that epigenetic and metabolic alterations in cancer cells are highly intertwined. As the master epigenetic regulator, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) suppresses gene transc...

    Authors: Tengrui Zhang, Yueqing Gong, Hui Meng, Chen Li and Lixiang Xue

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:72

    Content type: Review

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  36. Epigenetic alterations are involved in most cancers, but its application in cancer diagnosis is still limited. More practical and intuitive methods to detect the aberrant expressions from clinical samples usin...

    Authors: Rulong Shen, Tong Cheng, Chuanliang Xu, Rex C. Yung, Jiandong Bao, Xing Li, Hongyu Yu, Shaohua Lu, Huixiong Xu, Hongxun Wu, Jian Zhou, Wenbo Bu, Xiaonan Wang, Han Si, Panying Shi, Pengcheng Zhao…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:71

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  37. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) pathogenesis is mainly driven by the oncogenic breakpoint cluster region-Abelson murine leukemia viral oncogene homolog 1 (BCR-ABL) fusion protein. Since BCR-ABL displays abnorma...

    Authors: Manon Lernoux, Michael Schnekenburger, Hélène Losson, Koen Vermeulen, Hyunggu Hahn, Déborah Gérard, Jin-Young Lee, Aloran Mazumder, Muneer Ahamed, Christo Christov, Dong-Wook Kim, Mario Dicato, Guy Bormans, Byung Woo Han and Marc Diederich

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:69

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  38. Adipogenesis, the process whereby preadipocytes differentiate into mature adipocytes, is crucial for maintaining metabolic homeostasis. Cholesterol-lowering statins increase type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk possibly...

    Authors: Amna Khamis, Raphael Boutry, Mickaël Canouil, Sumi Mathew, Stephane Lobbens, Hutokshi Crouch, Toby Andrew, Amar Abderrahmani, Filippo Tamanini and Philippe Froguel

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:68

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  39. Gene silencing by aberrant DNA methylation of promoter regions remains the most dominant phenomenon occurring during tumorigenesis. Improving the early diagnosis, prognosis, and recurrence prediction of colore...

    Authors: Shih-Ching Chang, Phui-Ly Liew, Muhamad Ansar, Shih-Yun Lin, Sheng-Chao Wang, Chin-Sheng Hung, Jian-Yu Chen, Shikha Jain and Ruo-Kai Lin

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:67

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  40. Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic stroke and coronary heart disease. Gene-specific promoter methylation changes have been suggested as one of the causes underlying t...

    Authors: Jee Yeon Kim, Bong-Geun Choi, Jaroslav Jelinek, Dae Hyun Kim, Seo Hyun Lee, Kwangjo Cho, Seo Hee Rha, Young Ho Lee, Hyo Sun Jin, Dae-Kyoung Choi, Geun-Eun Kim, Sun U. Kwon, Junha Hwang, Jae Kwan Cha, Sukhoon Lee, Jean-Pierre J. Issa…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:66

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  41. Assessing long-term health effects from a potentially harmful environment is challenging. Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) have become omnipresent in our environment. Individuals may or may not experience...

    Authors: Olivia Van Cauwenbergh, Alessandra Di Serafino, Jan Tytgat and Adelheid Soubry

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:65

    Content type: Review

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  42. Preimplantation embryos experience profound resetting of epigenetic information inherited from the gametes. Genome-wide analysis at single-base resolution has shown similarities but also species differences be...

    Authors: Elena Ivanova, Sebastian Canovas, Soledad Garcia-Martínez, Raquel Romar, Jordana S. Lopes, Dimitrios Rizos, Maria J. Sanchez-Calabuig, Felix Krueger, Simon Andrews, Fernando Perez-Sanz, Gavin Kelsey and Pilar Coy

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:64

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:96

  43. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is an imprinting disorder caused by disturbances of the chromosomal region 11p15.5. The most frequent molecular finding in BWS is loss of methylation (LOM) of the Imprinting C...

    Authors: Carla Eßinger, Stephanie Karch, Ute Moog, György Fekete, Anna Lengyel, Eva Pinti, Thomas Eggermann and Matthias Begemann

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:63

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  44. How to best triage human papillomavirus (HPV) positive women remains controversial in an era of HPV primary screening of cervical cancer. Here, we assessed the long-term risk stratification for triaging HPV 16...

    Authors: Li Dong, Li Zhang, Shang-Ying Hu, Rui-Mei Feng, Xue-Lian Zhao, Qian Zhang, Qin-Jing Pan, Xun Zhang, You-Lin Qiao and Fang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:62

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  45. In the past 15 years, numerous studies have described aberrant DNA methylation of imprinted genes (e.g. MEST and H19) in sperm of oligozoospermic men, but the prevalence and genomic extent of abnormal methylation...

    Authors: Elsa Leitão, Sara Di Persio, Sandra Laurentino, Marius Wöste, Martin Dugas, Sabine Kliesch, Nina Neuhaus and Bernhard Horsthemke

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:61

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  46. Prenatal inflammation has been proposed as an important mediating factor in several adverse pregnancy outcomes. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory cytokine easily measured in blood. It has clinical va...

    Authors: Edwina H. Yeung, Weihua Guan, Xuehuo Zeng, Lucas A. Salas, Sunni L. Mumford, Paula de Prado Bert, Evelien R. van Meel, Anni Malmberg, Jordi Sunyer, Liesbeth Duijts, Janine F. Felix, Darina Czamara, Esa Hämäläinen, Elisabeth B. Binder, Katri Räikkönen, Jari Lahti…

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2020 12:60

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