Medicine & Health Sciences

Epigenetics, Environment, and Genes
Editor: Sun Woo Kang, MD, PhD

Epigenetics, Environment, and Genes

Available now.
Pub Date:  March 2013
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895253
E-Book ISBN: 9781482216660
Pages: 334pp
Binding Type: hardcover

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Epigenetics refers to DNA and chromatin modifications that play an important role in the regulation of various genomic functions. This important book reviews human and cellular data that underline paradoxical findings with respect to the contribution of heredity and environment to phenotype, followed by a reinterpretation of these experiments that incorporate epigenetic factors.

Part I: From Gene to Epigenomes
Chapter 1: Properties Influence of Particle Characteristics in Composite
Chapter 2: Correlating CpG Islands, Motifs, and Sequence Variants
Part II: DNY Methylation
Chapter 3: Promoter Hypermethylation
Chapter 4: Genome-Wide Mapping
Part III: Histone Modifications
Chapter 5: Gene Silencing
Chapter 6: Histone (H1) Phosphorylation
Chapter 7: Post-Translational Modifications
Part IV: Chromatin Modifications
Chapter 8: Chromatin Signature
Chapter 9: Bivalent Chromatin Modification
Part V: The Role of Environment During Evolution
Chapter 10: Adaptive Divergence

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Sun Woo Kang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Inje University, Korea

Sun Woo Kang, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Internal Medicine a the College of Medicine at Inje University, Korea. Dr. Kang earned his PhD and MD degrees at the Kyung Hee University Medical School in Seoul, Korea. He received a National Kidney Foundation Fellowship at the University of California at San Diego (Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine) in 2009–2010. He has received several research grants and has several years of clinical trial experience. He is also a published author and presenter at professional meetings.

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