Epigenetic inheritance exercise
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseImprinting and Inheritance

Offspring Reap the Benefits of Parent’s Exercise

The epigenetic landscapes are vulnerable to many environmental insults, including unhealthy diet, famine, psychological stress and disease. Mounting evidence is indicating physical exercise can reprogram the epigenome and the epigenetic reprogramming of transcription is crucial for health and performance adaptations. Interestingly, environmental epigenetic reprogramming does not appear to be limited …

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Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseImprinting and Inheritance

Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress

Gregg E. Homanics, PhD Gregory Rompala University of Pittsburgh It has long been assumed that the father’s lifestyle choices prior to conception bared little consequence for the health of his children since DNA is largely unchanged over the lifespan. However, many controlled studies in genetically identical rodents have shown that …

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Gene Imprinting
DNA Methylation and HydroxymethylationImprinting and Inheritance

Genomic imprinting – new insight into the methylation patterns of humans

Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic gene-marking phenomenon that is mostly established in germline and results in monoallelic gene expression according to parental origin.1 The process of genomic imprinting is associated with prenatal development providing functions necessary for normal fetal growth. In addition to prenatal expression, postnatal gene imprinting may also …

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