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Edited by Rosaria Meccariello

University of Naples Parthenope

Epigenetic changes are heritable and reversible modifications that significantly affect gene expression without any change in DNA sequence. The epigenetic signature is remodelled during the lifespan as a direct consequence of both environment and lifestyle. Therefore, health or disease status strongly depends on epigenetic marks. This book summarizes the current knowledge in the field and includes chapters on epigenetics in plants and epigenetics in health and disease. It is written for a wide audience of basic and clinical scientists, teachers and students interested in gaining a better understanding of epigenetics.

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EpigeneticsEdited by Rosaria Meccariello

Published: September 11th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77825

ISBN: 978-1-78984-088-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-087-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-970-5

Copyright year: 2019

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4963 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Epigenetics in Summary

By Rosaria Meccariello


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2. Epigenetic Modifications in Plants under Abiotic Stress

By Garima Singroha and Pradeep Sharma


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3. A Landscape of Epigenetic Regulation by MicroRNAs to the Hallmarks of Cancer and Cachexia: Implications of Physical Activity to Tumor Regression

By Gabriel Cardial Tobias, João Lucas Penteado Gomes, Ursula Paula Renó Soci, Tiago Fernandes and Edilamar Menezes de Oliveira


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4. Consequences of Artificial Light at Night: The Linkage between Chasing Darkness Away and Epigenetic Modifications

By Abraham Haim, Sinam Boynao and Abed Elsalam Zubidat


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5. A Hypothesis to Explain How the DNA of Elderly People Is Prone to Damage: Genome-Wide Hypomethylation Drives Genomic Instability in the Elderly by Reducing Youth-Associated Gnome-Stabilizing DNA Gaps

By Apiwat Mutirangura


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