Gestational Alcohol Exposure Altered DNA Methylation Status in the Developing Fetus
AbstractEthanol is well known as a teratogenic factor that is capable of inducing a wide range of developmental abnormalities if the developing fetus is exposed to it. Duration and dose are the critical parameters of exposure that affect teratogenic variation to the developing fetus. It is suggested that ethanol interferes with epigenetic processes especially DNA methylation. We aimed to organize all of the available information on the alteration of DNA methylation by ethanol in utero. Thus, we have summarized all published information regarding alcohol-mediated alterations in DNA methylation during gestation. We tried to arrange information in a way that anyone can easily find the alcohol exposure time, doses, sampling time, and major changes in genomic level. Manuscript texts will also represent the correlation between ethanol metabolites and subsequent changes in methylome patterns. We hope that this review will help future researchers to further examine the issues associated with ethanol exposure. View Full-Text
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Mandal, C.; Halder, D.; Jung, K.H.; Chai, Y.G. Gestational Alcohol Exposure Altered DNA Methylation Status in the Developing Fetus. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1386.
Mandal C, Halder D, Jung KH, Chai YG. Gestational Alcohol Exposure Altered DNA Methylation Status in the Developing Fetus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(7):1386.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mandal, Chanchal; Halder, Debasish; Jung, Kyoung Hwa; Chai, Young Gyu. 2017. "Gestational Alcohol Exposure Altered DNA Methylation Status in the Developing Fetus." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 7: 1386.
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