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Epigenetics in Human Disease

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ISBN-10: 0123884152

ISBN-13: 9780123884152

Edition: 2012

Authors: Trygve Tollefsbol

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Epigenetics is one of the fastest growing fields of sciences, illuminating studies of human diseases by looking beyond genetic make-up and acknowledging that outside factors play a role in gene expression. The goal of this volume is to highlight those diseases or conditions for which we have advanced knowledge of epigenetic factors such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and aging as well as those that are yielding exciting breakthroughs in epigenetics such as diabetes, neurobiological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Where applicable, attempts are made to not only detail the role of epigenetics in the etiology, progression, diagnosis and prognosis of these diseases, but also novel…    
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List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/14/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Professor of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Tollefsbol is a Professor of Biology and a Senior Scientist in the Center for Aging, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is Director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility which he established in 1999 and a Steering Committee Member of the UAB Center for Aging. Dr. Tollefsbol trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Research Professor with members of the National Academy of Science at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. He earned doctorates in molecular biology and…    

Epigenetics of Human Disease
DNA Methylation Alterations in Human Cancers
Cancer in Humans: Histone Modifications
MicroRNAs and Human Oncogenesis
Epigenetic Approaches to Cancer Therapy
Epigenetics of Human Neurobehavioral Disorders
Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Human Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases in Humans: The Epigenetic Connection
Epigenetic Modulation of Human Neurobiological Disorders
Epigenetic Basis of Autoimmune Disorders in Humans
Approaches to Autoimmune Diseases Using Epigenetic Therapy
Mechanisms of Human Imprinting Disorders
Therapeutic Approaches to Imprinting Diseases
Epigenetics of Diabetes in Humans
The Potential of Epigenetic Compounds in Treating Diabetes
Epigenetic Aberrations in Human Respiratory Diseases: The Epigenetic Potential
Therapy of Human Respiratory Diseases: The Epigenetic Potential
The Role of Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Diseases
Epigenetic Treatment Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease
Epigenetics and Human Infectious Diseases
Therapy of Infectious Diseases Using Epigenetic Approaches
Epigenetics of Human Gyneocolgical and Reproductive Diseases
Epigenetic Treatment Prospects of Gynecological and Reproductive Diseases
The Role of Epigenetics in Human Aging
Epigenetic Intervention in Human Aging