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Cell. 2013 Mar 28;153(1):56-69. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.03.004.

Influence of metabolism on epigenetics and disease.

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Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA. william_kaelin@dfci.harvard.edu

Abstract

Chemical modifications of histones and DNA, such as histone methylation, histone acetylation, and DNA methylation, play critical roles in epigenetic gene regulation. Many of the enzymes that add or remove such chemical modifications are known, or might be suspected, to be sensitive to changes in intracellular metabolism. This knowledge provides a conceptual foundation for understanding how mutations in the metabolic enzymes SDH, FH, and IDH can result in cancer and, more broadly, for how alterations in metabolism and nutrition might contribute to disease. Here, we review literature pertinent to hypothetical connections between metabolic and epigenetic states in eukaryotic cells.

PMID:
23540690
PMCID:
PMC3775362
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2013.03.004
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