Special Issue "Environmental Epigenetics: Implications for Health and Disease"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
I am organizing a Special Issue on Environmental Epigenetics: Implications for Health and Disease in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). The epigenome is the dynamic regulatory framework that controls the use of genetic information to define cellular identify and govern the response of cells and tissues to their environment. Of particular interest to environmental and public health, research has demonstrated that epigenetic profiles are modifiable by the environment, heritable (mitotically and in some cases across generations), and they influence risk for disease development. Environmental factors as diverse as toxicant exposures, diet, and stress have been shown to alter epigenetic programming.
This Special Issue invites papers focusing on the impact of environmental exposures on the epigenome. Environmental exposures considered include not only chemical/toxicant and dietary exposures but also the social environment. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, posttranslational histone tail modifications, chromatin accessibility, and noncoding RNA. Studies that relate epigenetic changes to health outcomes are encouraged. Full-length research articles or brief communications reporting original research results from epidemiological, animal, or in vitro studies are welcome. Critical reviews (systematic reviews or meta-analyses) are also welcome.
Dr. Jaclyn Goodrich
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- Environmental exposures
- Developmental origins of health and disease
- DNA methylation
- Histone code
- Noncoding RNA
- Molecular epidemiology