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Adolescent epigenetic profiles and environmental exposures from early life through peri-adolescence

Jaclyn M. Goodrich, Dana C. Dolinoy, Brisa N. Sánchez, Zhenzhen Zhang, John D. Meeker, Adriana Mercado-Garcia, Maritsa Solano-González, Howard Hu, Martha M. Téllez-Rojo and Karen E. Peterson.

in Environmental Epigenetics

P ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Biological Sciences; Developmental Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics. 7573 words.

Epigenetic perturbations induced by environmental exposures at susceptible lifestages contribute to disease development. Even so, the influence of early life and ongoing exposures on the...

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Ancestral vinclozolin exposure alters the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of sperm small noncoding RNAs

Andrew Schuster, Michael K. Skinner and Wei Yan.

in Environmental Epigenetics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Biological Sciences; Developmental Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics. 6687 words.

Exposure to the agricultural fungicide vinclozolin during gestation promotes a higher incidence of various diseases in the subsequent unexposed F3 and F4 generations. This phenomenon is...

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Animal development in a microbial world

Spencer V. Nyholm and Margaret J. McFall-Ngai.

in Towards a Theory of Development

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Biology. 9148 words.

Advances in molecular biology over the last decade have enabled researchers to identify and characterize microbial partners that live in association with animals. These data have indicated...

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Bisphenol-A and metabolic diseases: epigenetic, developmental and transgenerational basis

Paloma Alonso-Magdalena, Francisco J. Rivera and Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna.

in Environmental Epigenetics

P ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Biological Sciences; Developmental Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics. 6177 words.

Exposure to environmental toxicants is now accepted as a factor contributing to the increasing incidence of obesity and metabolic diseases around the world. Such environmental compounds are...

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Cell differentiation and stem cells

Lewis Wolpert.

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Biology. 3554 words.

The development of many different cell types such as muscle, blood, and skin is known as cell differentiation. ‘Cell differentiation and stem cells’ shows how this first occurs in the...

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Cell differentiation is a stochastic process subjected to natural selection

Jean-Jacques Kupiec.

in Towards a Theory of Development

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Biology. 12462 words.

In contrast to classical determinist theories of development, an accumulation of data obtained over the last 30 years shows that gene expression is a stochastic phenomenon. Since gene...

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Cells

in Developmental Biology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Biology. 1848 words.

Development results from the coordinated behaviour of cells and is almost entirely determined by which proteins the cell contains. ‘Cells’ discusses the major processes involved in...

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Community-level consequences of habitat construction and eco-devo responses

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 13709 words.

The complex ecological interactions that structure natural communities are shaped by organismic effects on external environments (habitat construction) and by individual phenotypic...

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Comparative transcriptomic analysis of human placentae at term and preterm delivery

Alison G Paquette, Heather M Brockway, Nathan D Price and Louis J Muglia.

in Biology of Reproduction

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproduction, Growth and Development; Reproductive Medicine; Developmental Biology; Animal Reproduction. 6974 words.

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Preterm birth affects 1 out of every 10 infants in the United States, resulting in substantial neonatal morbidity and mortality. Currently, there are...

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Comparison of animal and plant development: a right track to establish a theory of development?

Michel Vervoort.

in Towards a Theory of Development

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Biology. 8864 words.

Development comprises a set of operations that allow the transition from single cells to complex multicellular assemblies. In this chapter it is suggested that there could be principles...

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