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The Genomic Signature of Breast Cancer Prevention
AbstractThe breast of parous postmenopausal women exhibits a specific signature that has been induced by a full term pregnancy. This signature is centered in chromatin remodeling and the epigenetic changes induced by methylation of specific genes which are important regulatory pathways induced by pregnancy. Through the analysis of the genes found to be differentially methylated between women of varying parity, multiple positions at which beta-catenin production and use is inhibited were recognized. The biological importance of the pathways identified in this specific population cannot be sufficiently emphasized because they could represent a safeguard mechanism mediating the protection of the breast conferred by full term pregnancy.
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Russo, J.; Santucci-Pereira, J.; Russo, I.H. The Genomic Signature of Breast Cancer Prevention. Genes 2014, 5, 65-83.View more citation formats
Russo J, Santucci-Pereira J, Russo IH. The Genomic Signature of Breast Cancer Prevention. Genes. 2014; 5(1):65-83.Chicago/Turabian Style
Russo, Jose; Santucci-Pereira, Julia; Russo, Irma H. 2014. "The Genomic Signature of Breast Cancer Prevention." Genes 5, no. 1: 65-83.