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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190382/the-epigenetic-clock-and-telomere-length-are-independently-associated-with-chronological-age-and-mortality
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Riccardo E Marioni, Sarah E Harris, Sonia Shah, Allan F McRae, Thomas von Zglinicki, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Naomi R Wray, Peter M Visscher, Ian J Deary
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162648/biological-age-of-the-endometrium-using-dna-methylation
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Mia S Olesen, Anna Starnawska, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Alexandra P Bielfeld, Inge E Agerholm, Axel Forman, Michael T Overgaard, Mette Nyegaard
Age has a detrimental effect on reproduction and as an increasing number of women postpone motherhood, it is imperative to assess biological age in terms of fertility prognosis and optimizing fertility treatment individually. Horvath's epigenetic clock is a mathematical algorithm that calculates the biological age of human cells, tissues or organs based on DNA methylation levels. The clock however, was previously shown to be highly inaccurate for the human endometrium, most likely because of the hormonal responsive nature of this tissue...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155255/the-role-of-epigenetics-in-cardiovascular-health-and-aging-a-focus-on-physical-activity-and-nutrition
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REVIEW
Robert G Wallace, Laura C Twomey, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Jonathan Turner, Niall Moyna, Philip M Cummins, Ronan P Murphy
The cardiovascular system is responsible for transport of blood and nutrients to tissues, and is pivotal to the physiological health and longevity. Epigenetic modification is a natural, age-associated process resulting in highly contextualised gene expression with clear implications for cell differentiation and disease onset. Biological/epigenetic age is independent of chronological age, constituting a highly reflective snapshot of an individual's overall health. Accelerated vascular aging is of major concern, effectively lowering disease threshold...
November 16, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155247/cells-have-sex-chromosomes-and-circadian-clocks-implications-for-organismal-level-functions
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Rae Silver
A great number of stakeholders have a keen interest in issues surrounding sex differences. These participants in the discourse often use the same evidence to draw opposite conclusions, with implications for individuals and society as a whole. One part of the maelstrom and associated emotionality derives from confounds between the concepts of "sex" vs. "gender", even among professionals. Here, the oft-repeated point is made that evidence for gender differences can't be derived from the animal research, once the generally accepted conception of gender as a process unique to humans, is acknowledged...
November 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149257/eleven-telomere-epigenetic-clock-and-biomarker-composite-quantifications-of-biological-aging-do-they-measure-the-same-thing
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Daniel W Belsky, Terrie E Moffitt, Alan A Cohen, David L Corcoran, Morgan E Levine, Joseph A Prinz, Jonathan Schaefer, Karen Sugden, Benjamin Williams, Richie Poulton, Avshalom Caspi
The geroscience hypothesis posits that therapies to slow biological processes of aging can prevent disease and extend healthy years of life. To test such "gero-protective" therapies in humans, outcome measures are needed that can assess extension of disease-free lifespan. This need has spurred development of different methods to quantify biological aging. But different methods have not been systematically compared in the same humans. We implemented seven methods to quantify biological aging using repeated-measures physiological and genomic data in 964 middle-aged humans in the Dunedin Study...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139132/light-and-temperature-cues-multitasking-receptors-and-transcriptional-integrators
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REVIEW
Jorge J Casal, Julia I Qüesta
The combined information provided by light and temperature cues helps to optimise plant body architecture and physiology. Plants possess elaborate systems to sense and respond to these stimuli. Simultaneous perception of light and temperature by dual receptors such as phytochrome B and phototropin leads to immediate signalling convergence. Conversely, cue asynchronies initiate separate pathways and the information of the earliest cue is stored, awaiting the arrival of the later cue to control transcription...
November 15, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129785/advances-in-hypoxia-inducible-factor-biology
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REVIEW
Hani Choudhry, Adrian L Harris
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), a central regulator for detecting and adapting to cellular oxygen levels, transcriptionally activates genes modulating oxygen homeostasis and metabolic activation. Beyond this, HIF influences many other processes. Hypoxia, in part through HIF-dependent mechanisms, influences epigenetic factors, including DNA methylation and histone acetylation, which modulate hypoxia-responsive gene expression in cells. Hypoxia profoundly affects expression of many noncoding RNAs classes that have clinicopathological implications in cancer...
November 8, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128257/the-role-of-clock-genes-in-the-etiology-of-major-depressive-disorder
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Buoli, Marta Serati, Silvia Grassi, Laura Pergoli, Laura Cantone, A Carlo Altamura, Valentina Bollati
BACKGROUND: Circadian rhythms are largely dysregulated in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The present review provides a summary of the findings about the role of clock genes in the etiology of MDD. METHODS: A careful search of articles on Pubmed, PsycINFO, Isi Web of Knowledge was performed in order to obtain a comprehensive review about the topic. RESULTS: The studies reported contrasting results about the association of different single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in clock genes and MDD...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106308/sleep-quality-and-methylation-status-of-core-circadian-rhythm-genes-among-nurses-and-midwives
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Agnieszka Bukowska-Damska, Edyta Reszka, Pawel Kaluzny, Edyta Wieczorek, Monika Przybek, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Beata Peplonska
ABSTARCT Poor sleep quality or sleep restriction is associated with sleepiness and concentration problems. Moreover, chronic sleep restriction may affect metabolism, hormone secretion patterns and inflammatory responses. Limited recent reports suggest a potential link between sleep deprivation and epigenetic effects such as changes in DNA methylation profiles. The aim of the present study was to assess the potential association between poor sleep quality or sleep duration and the levels of 5-methylcytosine in the promoter regions of PER1, PER2, PER3, BMAL1, CLOCK, CRY1 CRY2 and NPAS2 genes, taking into account rotating night work and chronotype as potential confounders or modifiers...
November 6, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081695/aging-as-an-epigenetic-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Vasily V Ashapkin, Lyudmila I Kutueva, Boris F Vanyushin
INTRODUCTION: Hypermethylation of genes associated with promoter CpG islands, and hypomethylation of CpG poor genes, repeat sequences, transposable elements and intergenic genome sections occur during aging in mammals. Methylation levels of certain CpG sites display strict correlation to age and could be used as "epigenetic clock" to predict biological age. Multi-substrate deacetylases SIRT1 and SIRT6 affect aging via locus-specific modulations of chromatin structure and activity of multiple regulatory proteins involved in aging...
October 2017: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986235/alpha-synuclein-epigenetics-mitochondria-metabolism-calcium-traffic-circadian-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-integrated-strategy-for-management
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REVIEW
Oliver T Phillipson
The motor deficits which characterise the sporadic form of Parkinson's disease arise from age-related loss of a subset of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. Although motor symptoms respond to dopamine replacement therapies, the underlying disease process remains. This review details some features of the progressive molecular pathology and proposes deployment of a combination of nutrients: R-lipoic acid, acetyl-l-carnitine, ubiquinol, melatonin (or receptor agonists) and vitamin D3, with the collective potential to slow progression of these features...
November 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960094/pan-cancer-analysis-reveals-presence-of-pronounced-dna-methylation-drift-in-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-clusters
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Pawel Karpinski, Karolina Pesz, Maria M Sasiadek
AIM: To provide characteristics of major genomic correlates in CpG island methylator phenotype-high (CIMP-H) subgroups in relation to corresponding non-CIMP-H subgroups by use of phenotypic, DNA methylation and RNAseq data. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three datasets generated by The Cancer Genome Atlas project encompassing over 7200 unique samples were analyzed. We identified 23 CIMP-H clusters by use of unsupervised clustering. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: More than 90% of CIMP-H clusters were significantly associated with accelerated epigenetic mitotic clock, demethylation of enhancer sites, backbone and repetitive sequences...
September 29, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942711/epigenetic-drift-is-a-determinant-of-mammalian-lifespan
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Andrew R Mendelsohn, James W Larrick
The epigenome, which controls cell identity and function, is not maintained with 100% fidelity in somatic animal cells. Errors in the maintenance of the epigenome lead to epigenetic drift, an important hallmark of aging. Numerous studies have described DNA methylation clocks that correlate epigenetic drift with increasing age. The question of how significant a role epigenetic drift plays in creating the phenotypes associated with aging remains open. A recent study describes a new DNA methylation clock that can be slowed by caloric restriction (CR) in a way that correlates with the degree of lifespan and healthspan extension conferred by CR, suggesting that epigenetic drift itself is a determinant of mammalian lifespan...
October 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932320/epigenetic-clocks-for-gestational-age-statistical-and-study-design-considerations
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Andrew J Simpkin, Matthew Suderman, Laura D Howe
In this letter to the editor, we highlight some concerns with a recently published method to estimate gestational age at delivery from DNA methylation data. We conduct novel analyses to highlight the implications of different choices in study design and statistical methods for the prediction of phenotypes from methylation data.
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928877/mechanisms-of-breast-cancer-in-shift-workers-dna-methylation-in-five-core-circadian-genes-in-nurses-working-night-shifts
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Johanna Samulin Erdem, Øivind Skare, Marte Petersen-Øverleir, Heidi Ødegaard Notø, Jenny-Anne S Lie, Edyta Reszka, Beata Pepłońska, Shanbeh Zienolddiny
Shift work has been suggested to be associated with breast cancer risk, and circadian disruption in shift workers is hypothesized as one of the mechanisms of increased cancer risk. There is, however, insufficient molecular evidence supporting this hypothesis. Using the quantitative methodology of pyrosequencing, epigenetic changes in 5-methyl cytosine (5mC) in five circadian genes CLOCK, BMAL1, CRY1, PER1 and PER2 in female nurses working night shift work (278 breast cancer cases, 280 controls) were analyzed...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889075/epigenetic-clock-analysis-in-long-term-meditators
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Raphaëlle Chaix, Maria Jesús Alvarez-López, Maud Fagny, Laure Lemee, Béatrice Regnault, Richard J Davidson, Antoine Lutz, Perla Kaliman
In this paper, we examined whether meditation practice influences the epigenetic clock, a strong and reproducible biomarker of biological aging, which is accelerated by cumulative lifetime stress and with age-related chronic diseases. Using the Illumina 450K array platform, we analyzed the DNA methylome from blood cells of long-term meditators and meditation-naïve controls to estimate their Intrinsic Epigenetic Age Acceleration (IEAA), using Horvath's calculator. IEAA was similar in both groups. However, controls showed a different IEAA trajectory with aging than meditators: older controls (age≥52) had significantly higher IEAAs compared with younger controls (age <52), while meditators were protected from this epigenetic aging effect...
August 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827677/exposure-to-violence-accelerates-epigenetic-aging-in-children
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Tanja Jovanovic, L Alexander Vance, Dorthie Cross, Anna K Knight, Varun Kilaru, Vasiliki Michopoulos, Torsten Klengel, Alicia K Smith
Epigenetic processes, including DNA methylation, change reliably with age across the lifespan, such that DNA methylation can be used as an "epigenetic clock". This epigenetic clock can be used to predict age and age acceleration, which occurs when methylation-based prediction of age exceeds chronological age and has been associated with increased mortality. In the current study we examined epigenetic age acceleration using saliva samples collected from children between ages 6-13 (N = 101). Children's exposure to neighborhood violence and heart rate during a stressful task were assessed...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765524/bmal1-regulates-inflammatory-responses-in-macrophages-by-modulating-enhancer-rna-transcription
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Yumiko Oishi, Shinichiro Hayashi, Takayuki Isagawa, Motohiko Oshima, Atsushi Iwama, Shigeki Shimba, Hitoshi Okamura, Ichiro Manabe
Bmal1 (encoded by Arntl gene) is a core circadian clock gene that regulates various genes involved in circadian rhythm. Although Bmal1 is expressed rhythmically in macrophages, the role of Bmal1 in the regulation of their cellular function remains insufficiently understood. Here, we report that Bmal1 regulates time-dependent inflammatory responses following Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation by modulating enhancer activity. Global transcriptome analysis indicated that deletion of Arntl perturbed the time-dependent inflammatory responses elicited by TLR4 activation by Kdo2-lipid A (KLA)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733336/dna-methylation-predicts-stroke-outcome-better-the-epigenetic-clock-is-ticking
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Liyong Wang, Guillaume Paré, Tatjana Rundek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731985/accelerated-dna-methylation-age-associations-with-ptsd-and-mortality
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Erika J Wolf, Mark W Logue, Tawni B Stoop, Steven A Schichman, Annjanette Stone, Naomi Sadeh, Jasmeet P Hayes, Mark W Miller
OBJECTIVE: Recently-developed indices of cellular age based on DNA methylation (DNAm) data, referred to as DNAm age, are being used to study factors that influence the rate of aging and the health correlates of these metrics of the epigenetic clock. This study evaluated associations between trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and accelerated versus decelerated DNAm age among military veterans. We also examined if accelerated DNAm age predicted mortality over the course of a 6...
July 20, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
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