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Epigenetics News

March 3, 2024

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Researchers have revealed the mechanism of the drug valemetostat shown to be effective in treating certain types of cancer by targeting a protein modification (histone methylation) silencing the expression of tumor suppressor genes and restoring ...
While exposure to a single substance like DDT has been shown to create inherited disease susceptibility, a recent study in animals found exposure to multiple different toxicants across generations ...
Do epigenetic changes cause type 2 diabetes, or do the changes occur only after a person has become ill? A new study provides increased support for the idea that epigenetic changes can cause type 2 ...
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that safeguards the biallelic expression of haploinsufficient genes, shedding light on the importance of having two copies of each chromosome. A study identified the epigenetic regulator MSL2 an ...
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Scientists have discovered a potential target for gastric cancers associated with Epstein-Barr ...

A team of researchers has discovered that the memory of the immune system relies on characteristic epigenetic features and a specific 3D arrangement of the DNA in the nucleus of memory cells, ...

New research finds an unexpected link between chromosomal instability and epigenetic alternations, both of which are hallmarks of cancer -- especially advanced, drug-resistant ...

Scientists studied how the epigenetic landscape influences the binding of pioneer transcription factors, affecting access to ...

New research examines the impact that maternal stress during pregnancy has on the neuro-development of ...

A team of scientists has identified two distinct subtypes of insulin-producing beta cells, or ß cells, each with crucial characteristics that may be leveraged to better understand and treat Type 1 ...

Adding evidence to the importance of early development, a new study links neutral maternal behavior toward infants with an epigenetic change in children related to stress response. Epigenetics are ...

A major new study reveals a 'traffic light' mechanism controlling genetic activity within cells -- a system which could potentially be targeted by cancer drugs already in development. The ...

More than 2,500 genes exhibit significant sex differences in expression in mouse alveolar type II cells (AT2s), important for keeping the lungs functioning, potentially explaining sex biases in the ...

Researchers describe the impact of epigenetics on cancer treatment and how it has become a crucial tool to improve early detection, predict disease progression and become a target for new ...

Consistent exercise can change not just waistlines but the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates. The study found that the more physically ...

The gene-silencing complex HUSH might be involved in complex disorders affecting the brain and neurons. However, its mechanism of action remains unclear. Researchers now uncover the in vivo targets ...

Toxicologists have found that the protein p53 continuously protects our cells from tumorigenesis by coordinating important metabolic processes that stabilize their ...

Researchers describe how different types of repetitive DNA elements are controlled by the same silencing mechanism in fruit fly ovaries. Central to their findings is an uncharacterized protein that ...

New epigenetic biomarkers to predict more aggressive forms of prostate cancer have been ...

A team of researchers reports that molecular mechanisms of brain development during early life are likely a major determinant of obesity ...

Changing the epigenetic marks on chromosomes leads to altered gene expression in offspring and in grandoffspring, demonstrating 'transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.' Without altering ...

A new rodent study shows that even small quantities of alcohol can trigger epigenomic and transciptomic changes in brain circuitry in an area that is crucial in the development of ...

Changes known as epigenetic modifications play an important role in cancer development, among other things. Being able to analyze them quickly and reliably could, for example, contribute ...

A fundamental discovery about a driver of healthy development in embryos could rewrite our understanding of what can be inherited from our parents and how their life experiences may shape ...

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