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The Role of DNA Methylation and Histone Modifications in Transcriptional Regulation in Humans.
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PMID:  23150256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Although the field of genetics has grown by leaps and bounds within the last decade due to the completion and availability of the human genome sequence, transcriptional regulation still cannot be explained solely by an individual's DNA sequence. Complex coordination and communication between a plethora of well-conserved chromatin modifying factors are essential for all organisms. Regulation of gene expression depends on histone post translational modifications (HPTMs), DNA methylation, histone variants, remodeling enzymes, and effector proteins that influence the structure and function of chromatin, which affects a broad spectrum of cellular processes such as DNA repair, DNA replication, growth, and proliferation. If mutated or deleted, many of these factors can result in human disease at the level of transcriptional regulation. The common goal of recent studies is to understand disease states at the stage of altered gene expression. Utilizing information gained from new high-throughput techniques and analyses will aid biomedical research in the development of treatments that work at one of the most basic levels of gene expression, chromatin. This chapter will discuss the effects of and mechanism by which histone modifications and DNA methylation affect transcriptional regulation.
Authors:
Jaime L Miller; Patrick A Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
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:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0316571     Medline TA:  Subcell Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  289-317     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA.
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