Over the past two decades, a growing interest on the research of the biological basis of human longevity has emerged, in order to clarify the intricacy of biological and environmental factors affecting (together with stochastic factors) the quality and the rate of human aging. These researches have outlined a complex scenario in which epigenetic marks, such as DNA methylation and numerous histone modifications, are emerging as important factors of the overall variation in life expectancy. In fact, epigenetic marks, that are responsible of the establishment of specific expression programs and of genome stability, represent a "drawbridge" across genetic, environmental and stochastic factors. In this review we provide an overview on the current knowledge and the general features of the epigenetic modifications characterizing the aging process.
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|Titolo:||Epigenetics and aging|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Citazione:||Epigenetics and aging / D'Aquila, P; Rose, Giuseppina; Bellizzi, Dina; Passarino, Giuseppe. - In: MATURITAS. - ISSN 0378-5122. - 74:2(2013), pp. 130-136.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|