Epigenetic Regulators Are Important for Maintaining Bone Homeostasis
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and HydroxymethylationHistone Modifications

Balancing Bones: Epigenetic Regulators Are Important for Maintaining Bone Homeostasis

Walking the dog is not typically considered a dangerous task, but when an unexpected tug on the leash leads to a fall and a broken hip, it certainly becomes one. As we age, the balance between the formation of new bone and the removal of old bone shifts. New bone …

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Oxidative Stress and Epigenetics: a Novel Link Established Through Histone Adduction
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseHistone Modifications

Oxidative Stress and Epigenetics: a Novel Link Established Through Histone Adduction

Damage to cellular macromolecules caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced during oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of many disease states. One target of ROS is the 1,4-diene structure of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which is highly susceptible to peroxidation. An important outcome of lipid peroxidation is the generation …

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