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ep·i·ge·net·ic

(ep'i-jĕ-net'ik),
Relating to epigenesis.

epigenetic

(ĕp′ĭ-jə-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to epigenetics.
2. Of or relating to epigenesis.

ep·i·ge·net·ic

(ep'i-jĕ-net'ik)
Relating to epigenesis.

epigenetic

Relating to inheritable changes in the pattern of gene expression caused by factors other than changes in the nucleotide sequence of genes. It is now recognized that cancer is caused both by genetic and epigenetic changes and that these two factors are intimately interrelated in the development of tumours.
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From our study we can show the exact mechanism and how these epigenetic regulators control gene expression."
The researchers found that the loss of glutamate receptors is the result of an epigenetic process known as repressive histone modification, which is elevated in AD.
Morgan Levine, who completed postdoctoral research in Horvath's lab and now runs her own lab at Yale, is starting to compare an individual's epigenetic profile with the profile of cells from the lining of a healthy umbilical cord.
The team found a link between the epigenetic regulation of dopamine neurotransmission and an individual's IQ test performance.
The characteristics of an individual depend on epigenetics, which refers to molecular mechanisms that determine which genes will be turned on or off in different cell types, as well as genes inherited from the parents, explains senior author in the study, Robert A.
An important question with regard to the epigenetic theory of carcinogenesis concerns the problem of which genes are necessary and sufficient to bring about the defective copying of the epigenetic pattern and whether the same genes are involved in all cases.
Functionally, lncRNAs are involved in epigenetic modifications as well, leading to chromosome remodeling.
It is documented that hAFSCs have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types [42, 68, 69], but to date there is not much information regarding epigenetic changes associated with their multilineage differentiation capability.
The field of epigenetic regulation is an attractive area of research which was first studied in the 1970s and quickly gained global interest.
With headquarters in the Science and Technology Park Adlershof, Epiontis has built and expanded upon its service offerings to now include validated epigenetic immune cell assays for clinical trial immune monitoring.
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/scientists-observe-epigenetic-memories-being-passed-down-14-generations-roundworms-2528649) Roundworms Can Retain Epigenetic Memories For At Least 14 Generations
(2,3,4,5,6) Epigenetic modifications are generally a critical part of normal development, helping to activate or silence specific genes during cell differentiation and thereby directing the formation of various tissues.