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DNA Methylation and Cancer.
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PMID:  23150269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cancer has been considered a genetic disease with a wide array of well-characterized gene mutations and chromosomal abnormalities. Of late, aberrant epigenetic modifications have been elucidated in cancer, and together with genetic alterations, they have been helpful in understanding the complex traits observed in neoplasia. "Cancer Epigenetics" therefore has contributed substantially towards understanding the complexity and diversity of various cancers. However, the positioning of epigenetic events during cancer progression is still not clear, though there are some reports implicating aberrant epigenetic modifications in very early stages of cancer. Amongst the most studied aberrant epigenetic modifications are the DNA methylation differences at the promoter regions of genes affecting their expression. Hypomethylation mediated increased expression of oncogenes and hypermethylation mediated silencing of tumor suppressor genes are well known examples. This chapter also explores the correlation of DNA methylation and demethylation enzymes with cancer.
Gopinathan Gokul; Sanjeev Khosla
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Sub-cellular biochemistry     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0306-0225     ISO Abbreviation:  Subcell. Biochem.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0316571     Medline TA:  Subcell Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  597-625     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Mammalian Genetics, CDFD, Hyderabad, 500001, India.
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