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Shanshan Pang and Sean P. Curran Longevity and the long arm of epigenetics: Acquired parental marks influence lifespan across several generations BioEssays 34

Article first published online: 4 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/bies.201200046

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A recent study reported that longevity in Caenorhabditits elegans can be inherited over several generations. This is probably achieved through the following epigenetic mechanism: inherited demethylated histones at some central loci, such as miRNA, transcription factors or signaling regulators affect the expression of certain genes leading to the longevity phenotype.

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