Epigenetics and Chromatin Paperback
Edited by Philippe Jeanteur
Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology series
Epigenetics refers to heritable patterns of gene expression which do not depend on alterations of genomic DNA sequence.
This book provides a state-of-the-art account of a few selected hot spots by scientists at the edge in this extremely active field.
It puts special emphasis on two main streams of research.
One is the role of post-translational modifications of proteins, mostly histones, on chromatin structure and accessibility.
The other one deals with parental genomic imprinting, a process which allows to express a few selected genes from only one of the parental allele while extinguishing the other.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 266 pages, 3 Tables, black and white; XIII, 266 p.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Publication Date: 10/09/2008
- Category: DNA & Genome
- ISBN: 9783540852360