Special Issue "Epigenetic Biomarkers in Nutrigenomics and Metabolism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 12501
2. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de la Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERObn), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: epigenetics; microRNAs; obesity; gut microbiota; bioactive compounds
Interests: nutrition; obesity; diet; chronic diseases; genetics
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It is well known that environment–host–microbe interactions (which include nutritional status) can affect epigenetic mechanisms and shape human metabolism through long-term regulation of gene expression. This is particularly crucial in the first 1000 days of life. Additionally, growing scientific evidence supports that epigenetic signatures may affect nutrient metabolism and, consequently, health status. Accordingly, the onset and progression of metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disorders may involve epigenetic mechanisms. These include DNA methylation marks, covalent and non-covalent histone modifications, microRNA/non-coding RNA expression (in circulation or in tissues), telomere length, and imprinting phenomena. In this context, genomic, metagenomic, and nutrigenomic studies are allowing the identification of epigenetic biomarkers for predictive purposes and the design of innovative intervention strategies for disease prevention or monitoring by targeting the epigenome. Therefore, Nutrients welcomes the submission of manuscripts, either describing original research or reviewing scientific literature, on the topic of “Epigenetic Biomarkers in Nutrigenomics and Metabolism”, which highlight recent advances in the discipline for the prevention, management, and prognosis of metabolic diseases under a precision nutrition scope.
Dr. Fermín Milagro
Dr. Omar Ramos-Lopez
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- DNA methylation
- histone modifications
- miRNA/non-coding RNA
- metabolic diseases