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Genomic imprinting

Author: Jon F Wilkins
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Springer Science+Business Media ; Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, ©2008.
Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, v. 626.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This recently discovered phenomenon in which the expression pattern of an allele depends on whether that allele was inherited from the mother or the father. This difference in expression strategy correlates with differences in the epigenetic state of the two alleles. These epigenetic differences include DNA methylation at CpG dinucleotides, as well as modifications on the histones associated with the locus. In the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon F Wilkins
ISBN: 9780387775753 0387775757
OCLC Number: 183392642
Description: xvii, 125 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: DNA methylation reprogramming in the germ line / Diane J. Lees-Murdock and Colum P. Walsh --
Control of imprinting at the GNAS cluster / Jo Peters and Christine M. Williamson --
The GNAS locus and pseudohypoparathyroidism / Murat Bastepe --
Imprinted genes, postnatal adaptations, and enduring effects on energy homeostasis / Margalida Frontera [and others] --
What are imprinted genes doing in the brain? / William Davies [and others]. Genomic imprinting and human psychology : cognition, behavior, and pathology / Lisa M. Goos and Gillian Ragsdale --
Genomic imprinting in plants / Olivier Garnier, Sylvia Laouiellé-Duprat, and Charles Spillane --
Imprinted genes and human disease : an evolutionary perspective / Francisco Úbeda and Jon F. Wilkins --
Evolutionary theories of imprinting ; enough already! / Tom Moore and Walter Mills.
Series Title: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, v. 626.
Responsibility: edited by Jon F. Wilkins.

Abstract:

This recently discovered phenomenon in which the expression pattern of an allele depends on whether that allele was inherited from the mother or the father. This difference in expression strategy correlates with differences in the epigenetic state of the two alleles. These epigenetic differences include DNA methylation at CpG dinucleotides, as well as modifications on the histones associated with the locus. In the simplest possible cases, the promoter region of the imprinted gene is methylated during oogenesis, but not spermatogenesis (or vice versa). This methylation (and its accompanying histone modifications) results in inactivation of the modified allele. Of course, most imprinted genes do not fall into this simplest case. The goal of this book is neither to provide a basic introduction to imprinting, nor to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field (which would necessarily span multiple books). Rather, the book covers on some of the more recent adv.
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