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  1. Content type: Research

    The idea that changes to the host immune system are critical for cancer progression was proposed a century ago and recently regained experimental support.

    Authors: Yonghong Zhang, Sophie Petropoulos, Jinhua Liu, David Cheishvili, Rudy Zhou, Sergiy Dymov, Kang Li, Ning Li and Moshe Szyf

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    Chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and epigenetic events underlie lung cancer (LC) development. The study objective was that lung tumor expression levels of specific mic...

    Authors: Mercè Mateu-Jimenez, Víctor Curull, Alberto Rodríguez-Fuster, Rafael Aguiló, Albert Sánchez-Font, Lara Pijuan, Joaquim Gea and Esther Barreiro

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a developmental disorder that manifests through a range of cognitive, adaptive, physiological, and neurobiological deficits resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure. A...

    Authors: Alexandre A. Lussier, Alexander M. Morin, Julia L. MacIsaac, Jenny Salmon, Joanne Weinberg, James N. Reynolds, Paul Pavlidis, Albert E. Chudley and Michael S. Kobor

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:5

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  4. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), whose etiology remains uncertain, is a highly heterogenous and genetically complex endocrine disorder. The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed genes (DE...

    Authors: Jie-Xue Pan, Ya-Jing Tan, Fang-Fang Wang, Ning-Ning Hou, Yu-Qian Xiang, Jun-Yu Zhang, Ye Liu, Fan Qu, Qing Meng, Jian Xu, Jian-Zhong Sheng and He-Feng Huang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:6

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Estimates of biological age derived from DNA-methylation patterns—known as the epigenetic clock—are associated with mortality, physical and cognitive function, and frailty, but little is known about their rela...

    Authors: Catharine R. Gale, Riccardo E. Marioni, Iva Čukić, Sebastien F. Chastin, Philippa M. Dall, Manon L. Dontje, Dawn A. Skelton and Ian J. Deary

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    DNA methylation of CpG sites on genetic loci has been linked to increased risk of asthma in children exposed to elevated ambient air pollutants (AAPs). Further identification of specific CpG sites and the poll...

    Authors: Mary Prunicki, Laurel Stell, Deendayal Dinakarpandian, Mariangels de Planell-Saguer, Richard W. Lucas, S. Katharine Hammond, John R. Balmes, Xiaoying Zhou, Tara Paglino, Chiara Sabatti, Rachel L. Miller and Kari C. Nadeau

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:2

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  7. Content type: Research

    We conducted an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) on obesity in healthy youth and young adults and further examined to what extent identified signals influenced gene expression and were independent of ce...

    Authors: Xiaoling Wang, Yue Pan, Haidong Zhu, Guang Hao, Yisong Huang, Vernon Barnes, Huidong Shi, Harold Snieder, James Pankow, Kari North, Megan Grove, Weihua Guan, Ellen Demerath, Yanbin Dong and Shaoyong Su

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    New efficient therapies for urothelial carcinoma (UC) are urgently required. Small-molecule drugs targeting chromatin regulators are reasonable candidates because these regulators are frequently mutated or der...

    Authors: Alexander S. Hölscher, Wolfgang A. Schulz, Maria Pinkerneil, Günter Niegisch and Michèle J. Hoffmann

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2018 10:1

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lung function is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality, with accelerated lung function decline reported to have immense consequences for the world’s healthcare systems. The lung function decline ac...

    Authors: Anneli C. S. Bolund, Anna Starnawska, Martin R. Miller, Vivi Schlünssen, Vibeke Backer, Anders D. Børglum, Kaare Christensen, Qihua Tan, Lene Christiansen and Torben Sigsgaard

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:132

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  10. Content type: Research

    Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the 10 most incident cancer types in the world, and it is mainly associated with tobacco and alcohol consumption. ESCC mortality rates stand very close to it...

    Authors: Isabela Martins Gonzaga, Sheila Coelho Soares Lima, Marina Chianello Nicolau, Pedro Nicolau-Neto, Nathalia Meireles da Costa, Tatiana de Almeida Simão, Hector Hernandez-Vargas, Zdenko Herceg and Luis Felipe Ribeiro Pinto

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:130

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  11. Content type: Research

    This study was aimed at understanding whether bronchial biopsy specimen can be used as a surrogate for DNA methylation analysis in surgically resected lung cancer.

    Authors: Sang-Won Um, Hong Kwan Kim, Yujin Kim, Bo Bin Lee, Dongho Kim, Joungho Han, Hojoong Kim, Young Mog Shim and Duk-Hwan Kim

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:131

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  12. Content type: Research

    DNA methylation has been implicated as a promising biomarker for precise cancer diagnosis. However, limited DNA methylation-based biomarkers have been described in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

    Authors: Weilin Pu, Chenji Wang, Sidi Chen, Dunmei Zhao, Yinghui Zhou, Yanyun Ma, Ying Wang, Caihua Li, Zebin Huang, Li Jin, Shicheng Guo, Jiucun Wang and Minghua Wang

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:129

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  13. Content type: Research

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in circulation have emerged as promising biomarkers. In this study, we aimed to identify a circulating miRNA signature for osteoarthritis (OA) patients and in combination with bioinformatics...

    Authors: E. Ntoumou, M. Tzetis, M. Braoudaki, G. Lambrou, M. Poulou, K. Malizos, N. Stefanou, L. Anastasopoulou and A. Tsezou

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:127

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  14. Content type: Research

    Wilms tumor (WT) is a curable pediatric renal malignancy, but there is a need for new molecular biomarkers to improve relapse risk-directed therapy. Somatic alterations occur at relatively low frequencies wher...

    Authors: Bruna M. de Sá Pereira, Rafaela Montalvão-de-Azevedo, Paulo Antônio Faria, Neimar de Paula Silva, Pedro Nicolau-Neto, Mariana Maschietto, Beatriz de Camargo and Sheila Coelho Soares Lima

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:128

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  15. Content type: Research

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is the most efficient strategy to reduce disease-related mortality. Frequent aberrant DNA methylation is known to occur in selected genes and early during CRC development, whi...

    Authors: Tae Jeong Oh, Hyun Il Oh, Yang Yei Seo, Dongjun Jeong, Changjin Kim, Hyoun Woo Kang, Yoon Dae Han, Hyun Cheol Chung, Nam Kyu Kim and Sungwhan An

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:126

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    SHOX2 and SEPT9 methylation in circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) in blood are established powerful and clinically valuable biomarkers for diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and monitoring...

    Authors: Luka de Vos, Heidrun Gevensleben, Andreas Schröck, Alina Franzen, Glen Kristiansen, Friedrich Bootz and Dimo Dietrich

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:125

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  17. Content type: Review

    In the last years, the explosion of high throughput sequencing technologies has enabled epigenome-wide analyses, allowing a more comprehensive overview of the oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) epig...

    Authors: Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Carlo Furlan, Valentina Lupato, Jerry Polesel and Elisabetta Fratta

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:124

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Both defective DNA methylation and active DNA demethylation processes are emerging as important risk factors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, associations between 5-cytosine epigenetic markers a...

    Authors: Cristina Bagacean, Christelle Le Dantec, Christian Berthou, Adrian Tempescul, Hussam Saad, Anne Bordron, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Victor Cristea, Nathalie Douet-Guilbert and Yves Renaudineau

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:122

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Hwang et al. recently showed that VGF substantially contributes to the resistance of human lung cancer cells towards epidermal growth factor receptor kinase inhibitors. This was further linked to enhanced epit...

    Authors: Sebastian Marwitz, Lena Heinbockel, Swetlana Scheufele, Dörte Nitschkowski, Christian Kugler, Sven Perner, Martin Reck, Ole Ammerpohl and Torsten Goldmann

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:123

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  20. Content type: Research

    AXL is one of the TAM (TYRO3, AXL and MERTK) receptor tyrosine kinases and may affect numerous immune-related health conditions. However, the role for AXL in asthma, including its epig...

    Authors: Lu Gao, Joshua Millstein, Kimberly D. Siegmund, Louis Dubeau, Rachel Maguire, Frank D. Gilliland, Susan K. Murphy, Cathrine Hoyo and Carrie V. Breton

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:121

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  21. Content type: Research

    HPV DNA testing as a primary screening marker is being implemented in several countries. Due to the high HPV prevalence in the screening population, effective triage strategies for HPV-positive cases are requi...

    Authors: Martina Schmitz, Kristina Wunsch, Heike Hoyer, Cornelia Scheungraber, Ingo B. Runnebaum, Alfred Hansel and Matthias Dürst

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:118

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  22. Content type: Research

    Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and can result in a continuum of adverse outcomes to the fetus known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Subjects with FASD s...

    Authors: Nadia Rachdaoui, Ling Li, Belinda Willard, Takhar Kasumov, Stephen Previs and Dipak Sarkar

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:117

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  23. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma is the fifth most common malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Dysregulation of HomeoboxD10 (HOXD10) was found to suppress or promote cancer progres...

    Authors: Yulin Guo, Yaojun Peng, Dan Gao, Meiying Zhang, Weili Yang, Enqiang Linghu, James G. Herman, François Fuks, Guanglong Dong and Mingzhou Guo

    Citation: Clinical Epigenetics 2017 9:116

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