Four new risk genes that are modified in multiple sclerosis sufferers have been uncovered by scientists – these genes are linked to epigenetic mechanisms and may be involved in the development of the condition.
This article explores the the role of DNA methylation in neurogenesis and the dynamics associated with varying methylation forms.
The discovery that transposable elements affect transposition and transcription has made them an emerging focus of neuroscience research, this review discusses their role within the central nervous system.
This study investigated the link between medication use in bipolar disorder and DNA methylation signatures in order to analyze potential effects of psychiatric drugs on DNA methylation.
Regulatory RNAs and control of epigenetic mechanisms: expectations for cognition and cognitive dysfunction
This reviews discusses recent work into the role of non-coding RNAs in the control of epigenetic mechanisms involved in cognitive function, including neuroplasticity and neuronal development. The role of non-coding RNAs in the context of disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease is also considered.
Epigenomic landscape of melanoma progression to brain metastasis: unexplored therapeutic alternatives
This special report summarizes the most relevant findings on melanoma progression to brain metastasis from epigenomic studies, with particular focus on clinical utility.
This research article from Epigenomics evaluates the role of HSD11B2 and NR3C1 mehtylation in neurobehavioral profiles in preterm infants.
Methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene linked to postpartum depression in prenatally nondepressive women
Oxytocin receptor marker in blood could assist in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression.