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  • RNA modification: Methylation and mopping up

    LMU researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed during recovery. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is chemically closely related to the DNA that serves as the c more

  • Does the brain accumulate trauma?

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event. Greater awareness of PTSD emerged when large numbers of soldiers returning from the Iraq war reported symptoms. Other traumatic events such as experiencing childhood or sexual abuse, a tr more

  • A health check based on epigenetics

    Chemical reactions and molecular modifications change the genome of each and every human over the course of their lifetime. These modifications can result in disease, but they also provide a basis for determining a person's biological age. Fraunhofer scientists participating in the project “DrugTarg more

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Epigenetics - packaging artists in the cell

Methyl attachments to histone proteins determine the degree of packing of the DNA molecule. They thereby determine whether a gene can be read or not. In this way, environment can influence the traits of an organism over generations. more

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Methylation Methylation is a term used in the chemical sciences to denote the attachment or substitution of a methyl group on various substrates . This term is commonly used in chemistry, biochemistry , and the biological sciences. In biochemis ... more


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