epigenetics

An assessment of molecular pathways of obesity susceptible to nutrient, toxicant and genetically induced epigenetic perturbation

October 15, 2015

An assessment of molecular pathways of obesity susceptible to nutrient, toxicant and genetically induced epigenetic perturbation, JNB,  15 Oct 2015, Jing Xue, Folami Y. Ideraabdullah, UNC Chapel Hill Abstract In recent years, the etiology of human disease has greatly improved with the inclusion of epigenetic mechanisms, in particular as a common link between environment and disease. However, for […]

Maternal nutrition at conception modulates DNA methylation of human metastable epialleles.

April 29, 2014

Maternal nutrition at conception modulates DNA methylation of human metastable epialleles. Nature Communications. April 29,2014; Dominguez-Salas P1, Moore SE1, Baker MS2, Bergen AW3, Cox SE1, Dyer RA4, Fulford AJ1, Guan Y5, Laritsky E2, Silver MJ1, Swan GE6, Zeisel SH7, Innis SM4, Waterland RA5, Prentice AM1, Hennig BJ1. 1MRC International Nutrition Group at MRC Keneba, The Gambia and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, EPH, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.; […]

Parental Nutrition Impacts Future Generations

February 10, 2014

Mihai Niculescu, MD, PhD, with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, is an expert in the field of epigenetics. He is researching how nutrition influences the genetic interplay between parents and children, specifically looking at omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.   When you make a habit of snacking on fruits and vegetables versus grabbing a […]

Nutritional influence on epigenetics and effects on longevity

March 18, 2011

Niculescu, M.D. & Lupu, D.S.(2011)Nutritional influence on epigenetics and effects on longevity. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab CareJan;14(1):35-40 Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review synthesizes recently published information regarding nutrition and its impact upon epigenetically mediated mechanisms involved in longevity and aging. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies enriched considerably our understanding of the relationship between aging […]