2. DNA Methylation

  1. Mihai D. Niculescu2 and
  2. Paul Haggarty3
  1. Natalia V. Cucu

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch2

Nutrition in Epigenetics

Nutrition in Epigenetics

How to Cite

Cucu, N. V. (2011) DNA Methylation, in Nutrition in Epigenetics (eds M. D. Niculescu and P. Haggarty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959824.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, NC, USA

  2. 3

    Nutrition & Epigenetics Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Epigenetics Laboratory, Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813816050

Online ISBN: 9780470959824



  • Epigenetic Mechanisms;
  • DNA Methylation;
  • methylmethane sulfonate (MMS);
  • centromere proteins (CENP);
  • Pluricellularity;
  • RNA polymerase II


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Methylation

  • DNA Methylation Patterns, Pluricellularity, and Cell Memory

  • The Roles of DNA Methylation

  • Establishment, Maintenance, and Reprogramming of DNA Methylation Patterns

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References