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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2003 Jun;13(3):246-52.

Chromatin remodeling and human disease.

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  • 1Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Room S434, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Abstract

In the past few years, there has been a nascent convergence of scientific understanding of inherited human diseases with epigenetics. Identified epigenetic processes involved in human disease include covalent DNA modifications, covalent histone modifications, and histone relocation. Each of these processes influences chromatin structure and thereby regulates gene expression and DNA methylation, replication, recombination, and repair. The importance of these processes for nearly all aspects of normal growth and development is illustrated by the array of multi-system disorders and neoplasias caused by their dysregulation.

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12787786
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