Navigation Links
Epigenetic changes observed in blood may point to early stages in Parkinson disease
Date:9/25/2013

Parkinson disease, a neurodegenerative disorder in which both genetic and environmental factors play important roles, has been associated with epigenetic changes (those molecular modifications that alter the behavior of genes without changing the DNA sequence). Because accurate diagnosis is not easy for this disease, scientists are continuously trying to identify early signs of the disease that enable treatment before major neurological damage occurs. In an article published in the October issue of Epigenetics, those epigenetic changes appear to be great candidates as early stage biomarkers for Parkinson Disease. Researchers from UCSD have now shown that a distinctive pattern of epigenetic modifications (in this case called DNA methylation) is observed in specific genes associated with the disease. Even more interesting, these changes could be easily analyzed in blood samples from patients, which appear to replicate the "epigenetic status" of brain tissue cells, potentially simplifying early diagnosis of the disease. The full open access report is available at the following link: https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/epigenetics/article/25865/


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Thompson
andrew@landesbioscience.com
Landes Bioscience
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Epigenetic signatures direct the repair potential of reprogrammed cells
2. Epigenetics and epidemiology -- hip, hype and science
3. Not by DNA alone: How the epigenetics revolution is fostering new medicines
4. Scientists discover an epigenetic cause of osteoarthritis
5. Sick from stress? Blame your mom… and epigenetics
6. Epigenetic causes of prostate cancer
7. Scientists uncover mechanism by which plants inherit epigenetic modifications
8. Study finds epigenetics, not genetics, underlies homosexuality
9. More than 3,000 epigenetic switches control daily liver cycles
10. Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic code for honey bee development
11. Epigenetics shapes fate of brain vs. brawn castes in carpenter ants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/19/2019)... ... October 18, 2019 , ... ... research, new ideas, and experience the best their field has to offer. PI ... life-science projects in industry and research. , Micro- and Nanopositioning Stages for Linear ...
(Date:10/17/2019)... , ... October 16, 2019 , ... ... leaders through off-the-record collaboration and dialogue, today announces its NY/NJ CEO conference ... in New York, NY. , The event offers senior-level industry ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 09, 2019 , ... ... Innovations, Inc., the creators of CRISPR-Chip™. Cardea first broke the news ... Access Program for the Genome Sensor™. Built with CRISPR-Chip technology, the Genome Sensor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/24/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... September 24, 2019 , ... Drug resistance ... by the World Health Organization, with MRSA becoming one of the most serious concerns. ... were 1,218 reported cases of community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), or a seven-fold of the figure ...
(Date:9/24/2019)... ... , ... In the past three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has ... School of Mines & Technology that expands human understanding of the microbial world. ... slimy and yet strong layer which is commonly known as a biofilm. , The ...
(Date:9/17/2019)... ... 17, 2019 , ... Geneticure, Inc., a Rochester Minnesota company ... the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and European Patent Office (EPO) have ... for hypertension treatment. , The patent applies to Geneticure’s first pharmacogenomics test, ...
(Date:9/17/2019)... ... September 16, 2019 , ... MyBioGate Global Healthcare ... @ Biotech Week Boston, a forum organized by MyBioGate, Inc. and CUBIO Innovation ... After a careful process of evaluation, twelve companies out of over 200 applications ...
Breaking Biology Technology: