Tag Archive: 5hmC

Are viruses microRNAs? (2)

terrarium eco system

The role of microRNAs in cell type differentiation can be compared in the context of the role of viruses and mutations that cause cancer. Facts provide a basis for explaining the biological basis of epigenetically-effected cell type differentiation in species…
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Memory of repression and memory of behavior

neuronal-plasticity

H3K27me and PRC2 transmit a memory of repression across generations and during development Reported as: How epigenetic memory is passed through generations: Sperm and eggs transmit memory of gene repression to embryos Date: September 18, 2014 Excerpt: “There are dozens…
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Vitamin C and Tet-mediated changes

neuronal-plasticity

Timothy W. Bredy’s group just made a giant step forward from ‘Dynamic DNA methylation: a prime candidate for genomic metaplasticity and behavioral adaptation.’ With publication of ‘Neocortical Tet3-mediated accumulation of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine promotes rapid behavioral adaptation‘ they bring to bear what…
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