Retinoids and epigenetic silencing in cancer.
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Aug 01, 2003
An epigenetic event alters the activity of genes without changing their structure. Methylation reactions are important mediators of epigenetic events in cells. Two recent studies have established a mechanistic link between a vitamin A metabolite and epigenetic alterations of its target promoter that could provide insights about the role of vitamin A in cancer prevention.
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