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From DNA, RNA and Histones to Diseases and Treatment

Edited by Anica Dricu

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

Alterations in the normal DNA methylation processes are known to have major consequences for embryonic development and are associated with congenital defects, autoimmunity, aging and malignant transformation. The main purpose of this book is to provide information about the importance of methylation mechanisms in human health and disease. The book, covers the basic mechanism of DNA and protein methylation, aiming at the advanced undergraduate and graduate biomedical students and researchers working in the epigenetic area. The textbook chapters provide background as well as advanced information in the methylation area. On the other hand, it provide readers with both classical and relevant recent discoveries that have been made in the field, pointing out pathways where questions remain.

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MethylationFrom DNA, RNA and Histones to Diseases and TreatmentEdited by Anica Dricu

Published: November 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2932

ISBN: 978-953-51-0881-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5341-2

Copyright year: 2012

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29158 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. Breaking the Silence: The Interplay Between Transcription Factors and DNA Methylation

By Byron Baron


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2. Diverse Domains of (Cytosine-5)-DNA Methyltransferases: Structural and Functional Characterization

By A. Yu. Ryazanova, L. A. Abrosimova, T. S. Oretskaya and E. A. Kubareva


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3. Bifunctional Prokaryotic DNA-Methyltransferases

By Dmitry V. Nikitin, Attila Kertesz-Farkas, Alexander S. Solonin and Marina L. Mokrishcheva


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4. Deciphering Protein Arginine Methylation in Mammals

By Ruben Esse, Paula Leandro, Isabel Rivera, Isabel Tavares de Almeida, Henk J Blom and Rita Castro


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5. Methylation in Tumorigenesis

By Melissa A. Edwards, Pashayar P. Lookian, Drew R. Neavin and Mark A. Brown


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6. Circulating Methylated DNA as Biomarkers for Cancer Detection

By Hongchuan Jin, Yanning Ma, Qi Shen and Xian Wang


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7. DNA Methylation, Stem Cells and Cancer

By Anica Dricu, Stefana Oana Purcaru, Alice Sandra Buteica, Daniela Elise Tache, Oana Daianu, Bogdan Stoleru, Amelia Mihaela Dobrescu, Tiberiu Daianu and Ligia Gabriela Tataranu


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8. DNA Methylation in the Pathogenesis of Head and Neck Cancer

By Zvonko Magić, Gordana Supić, Mirjana Branković-Magić and Nebojša Jovic


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9. Host-Mimicking Strategies in DNA Methylation for Improved Bacterial Transformation

By Hirokazu Suzuki


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10. Messenger RNA Cap Methylation in Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, a Prototype of Non‐Segmented Negative‐Sense RNA Virus

By Jianrong Li and Yu Zhang


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11. The Methylation of Metals and Metalloids in Aquatic Systems

By Robert P. Mason


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