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Research Project: MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND REGULATORY ASPECTS OF OBESITY DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Nutritional regulation of epigenetic changes

Author
item Romagnolo, Donato - University Of Arizona
item Dashwood, Roderick - Oregon State University
item Stover, Patrick - Cornell University - New York
item Waterland, Robert - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item Ziegler, Thomas - Emory University, School Of Medicine

Submitted to: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2012
Publication Date: 3/1/2012
Citation: Romagnolo, D.F., Dashwood, R., Stover, P.J., Waterland, R.A., Ziegler, T.R. 2012. Nutritional regulation of epigenetic changes [abstract]. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research. 749-750.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The "Nutritional Regulation of Epigenetic Changes" Symposium was held in San Diego on April 25 in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Nutrition. The symposium was co-chaired by Drs. Romagnoo and Ziegler. In his opening remarks, Dr. Zeigler highlighted salient aspects of epigenetic regulation, i.e., the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms include changes in expression and interactions of noncoding RNA with target mRNA, histone modifications, and DNA methylation at CpG islands.