Epigenetics and Chromatin

  • Philippe Jeanteur

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Patrick Varga-Weisz
    Pages 1-30
  3. Cécile Caron, Jérôme Govin, Sophie Rousseaux, Saadi Khochbin
    Pages 65-89
  4. Hannah R. Cohen, Morgan E. Royce-Tolland, Kathleen A. Worringer, Barbara Panning
    Pages 91-122
  5. Mikko Taipale, Asifa Akhtar
    Pages 123-149
  6. Aharon Razin, Boris Kantor
    Pages 151-167
  7. Lyubomira Chakalova, David Carter, Emmanuel Debrand, Beatriz Goyenechea, Alice Horton, Joanne Miles et al.
    Pages 183-206
  8. Michaël Weber, Hélène Hagège, Nathalie Aptel, Claude Brunel, Guy Cathala, Thierry Forné
    Pages 207-236
  9. Claudia Köhler, Ueli Grossniklaus
    Pages 237-262
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 263-266

About this book

Introduction

Epigenetics refers to heritable patterns of gene expression which do not depend on alterations of genomic DNA sequence.

This book provides a state-of-the-art account of a few selected hot spots by scientists at the edge in this extremely active field. It puts special emphasis on two main streams of research. One is the role of post-translational modifications of proteins, mostly histones, on chromatin structure and accessibility. The other one deals with parental genomic imprinting, a process which allows to express a few selected genes from only one of the parental allele while extinguishing the other.

Keywords

Allele Biochemistry Cell Biology Chromatin DNA DNA replication Epigenetics Human genetics Translation gene expression genes post-translational modification proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Jeanteur
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Genetics of MontpellierMontpellier Cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138907
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23372-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27310-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6484
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