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Epigenetics and Human Health: Linking Hereditary, Environmental and Nutritional Aspects

Epigenetics and Human Health: Linking Hereditary, Environmental and Nutritional Aspects

Alexander Haslberger (Editor), Sabine Greßler (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32427-9

Dec 2009

316 pages

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$197.95

Description

After first introducing the concept of epigenetics, this handbook and ready reference provides an overview of the main research on epigenetics. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach, involving molecular biology, molecular epidemiology and nutritional science, with a special focus of the book is on disease prevention and treatment.
Of interest to all healthcare-related professionals as well as nutritionists, and the medical community focusing on disease prevention.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
The research program in epigenetics: the birth of a new paradigm (Vineis)
Interactions between nutrition and health (Elmadfa)
Epigenetics: Comments from an Ecologist (Schiemer)
Interaction of hereditary and epigenetic mechanisms in gene expression (Haslberger)
HEREDITARY ASPECTS
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and cancer risk: a review of the
published meta-analyses (Boccia)
The Role of Biobanks for the Understanding of Gene-Environment Interactions (Zatloukal)
Case studies on epigenetic inheritance (Kaati)
ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Genotoxic, non-genotoxic and epigenetic mechanisms in chemical hepatocarcinogenesis: Implications for safety evaluation (Bursch)
Carcinogens in foods: occurrence, modes of action and modulation of human risks by genetic factors and food components (Knasmüller)
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS
From molecular nutrition to nutritional systems biology (Vergères)
Effects of dietary natural compounds on DNA methylation related to cancer chemoprevention and anticancer epigenetic therapy (Stefanska)
Health determinants throughout the life cycle (Rust)
CASE STUDIES
Viral infections and epigenetic control mechanisms (Klaus Huber)
Epigenetic aspects in gynaecology and reproductive medicine (Johannes Huber)
Epigenetics and Tumorigenesis (Karlic)
Epigenetic approaches in oncology (Mader)
Epigenetic Dysregulation in Aging and Cancer (Komninou)
The impact of genetic and environmental factors in neurodegeneration: emerging role of epigenetics (Migliore)
Epigenetic biomarkers in neurodegenerative disorders (Peterlin)
Epigenetic mechanisms in asthma (Miller)
WAYS FOR TRANSLATION OF THE CONCEPT
Public Health Genomics -
Integrating Genomics and Epigenetics into National and European Health Strategies and Policies (Schulte in den Bäumen)
Taking a first step: epigenetic health and responsibility
(Gesche)