Journal article

Epigenetics and Metabolism

Samuel T Keating, Assam El-Osta

CIRCULATION RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

The molecular signatures of epigenetic regulation and chromatin architectures are fundamental to genetically determined biological processes. Covalent and post-translational chemical modification of the chromatin template can sensitize the genome to changing environmental conditions to establish diverse functional states. Recent interest and research focus surrounds the direct connections between metabolism and chromatin dynamics, which now represents an important conceptual challenge to explain many aspects of metabolic dysfunction. Several components of the epigenetic machinery require intermediates of cellular metabolism for enzymatic function. Furthermore, changes to intracellular metabo..

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