›› 2009, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 1256-.

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Epigenetic regulation and human common diseases

GAO Yan-hong1, reviewer;LI Ding-guo2, WU Chao-qun3, reviser   

  1. 1. Department of Geriatrics, 2. Department of Gastroenterology, Xinhua Hospital,School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200092, China;3. Institute of Genetics, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Online:2009-10-25 Published:2009-10-26


In the past few years, it has been disclosed that identified epigenetic processes and epigenetic changes are involved in human diseases. Disorders of these processes may influence chromatin structure and gene expression, which may result in complicated syndroms, multiple-factor diseases and cancers. The research progress of epigenetic processes of several diseases is reviewed in this paper.

Key words: epigenetics, cancer, angiocardiopathy, metabolism syndrom, autoimmune diseases

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