Genomic Imprinting: Causes and Consequences by R. OhlssonGenomic Imprinting: Causes and Consequences by R. Ohlsson

Genomic Imprinting: Causes and Consequences

EditorR. Ohlsson, K. Hall, M. Ritzen

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Genomic imprinting results in the preferential expression of one gene, depending on the parent of origin, and it is associated with several disease syndromes in humans. This book covers a wealth of research material on chromatin structure, epigenetics, clinical genetics, developmental biology, cancer, hypotheses of evolution, and the molecular basis of the imprinting process, which will help explain not only the mechanisms of genomic imprinting, but also its biological and medical consequences.
Title:Genomic Imprinting: Causes and ConsequencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.83 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521179998

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Table of Contents

Contributors; Part I. Genomic Imprinting in Mammals: 1. The role of imprinting in early mammalian development A. Gilligan, and D. Solter; 2. The evolution of parental imprinting: a review of hypotheses D. Haig and R. Trivers; 3. Genetic variations in parental imprinting on mouse chromosome 17 J. Forejt, S. Gregorov..., M. Landíková, J. Capková and L. M. Silver; Part II. Chromatin Structure and DNA Modifications: 4. Epigenetic inheritance: the chromatin connection A. P. Wolffe; 5. Chromobox genes and the molecular mechanisms of cellular determination P. B. Singh and T. C. James; 6. The biochemical basis of allele-specific gene expression in genomic imprinting and X inactivation T. H. Bestor; 7. DNA methylation and mammalian development R. Jaenisch, C. Beard and E. Li; Part III. Mechanisms of Imprinting: 8. X chromosome inactivation and imprinting M. F. Lyon; 9. Imprinting of H19 and Xist in uniparental embryos M. A. Surani, A. C. Ferguson-Smith, H. Sasaki and S. C. Barton; 10. Imprinted genes, allelic methylation, and imprinted modifiers of methylation W. Reik, R. Feil, N. D. Allen, T. F. Moore and J. Walter; 11. Genomic imprinting of the H19 and Igf2 genes in the mouse S. M. Tilgham, M. S. Bartolomei, A. L. Webber, M. E. Brunkow, J. Saam, P. A. Leighton and K. Pfeifer; 12. Plasticity of imprinting R. Ohlsson, T. Ekström, G. Franklin, S. Pfeifer-Ohlsson, H. Cui, S. Miller, R. Fisher and C. Walsh; 13. Regional regulation of allele-specific gene expression I. Simon and H. Cedar; Part IV. Genomic Imprinting in Embryonal Tumors and Overgrowth Disorders: 14. Genomic imprinting in embryonal tumors and overgrowth disorders A. E. Reeve; 15. Tracking imprinting: the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome M. Mannens; 16. Genomic imprinting in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome R. Weksberg and J. Squire; 17. Mitotic crossing over and the disruption of genomic imprinting G. B. Côté; 18. Evaluating H19 as an imprinted tumor suppressor gene B. Tycko; 19. A domain of abnormal imprinting in human cancer A. P. Feinberg; Part V. Genomic Imprinting and the Prader-Willi Syndrome: 20. Parent-of-origin-specific DNA methylation and imprinting mutations on human chromosome 15 B. Horsthemke, B. Dittrich and K. Buiting; 21. The SNRPN gene and Prader-Willi syndrome U. Francke, J. A. Kerns and J. Giacalone; Part VI. Imprinting: A Search for New Genes and Unifying Principles: 22. Use of chromosome rearrangements for investigations into imprinting in the mouse B. M. Cattanach, J. Barr and J. Jones; 23. A new imprinted gene, U2af-related sequence, isolated by a methylation-sensitive genome scanning method T. Mukai, I. Hatada, T. Yamaoka, K. Kitagawa, X.-D. Wang, T. Sugama, J. Masuda and J. Ogata; 24. The mouse Igf2/MPR gene: a model for all gametic imprinted genes? D. P. Barlow; Index.

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"...a valuable resource....It should be useful to scientists new to the field and to those wanting a broad view of the various imprinted systems....the information and models that it contains will continue to guide research in this dynamic field." Fay L. Shamanski, American Journal of Human Genetics