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Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
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ISSN Imprimer: 1045-4403
ISSN En ligne: 2162-6502

Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevEukaryotGeneExpr.2015014334
pages 349-362

The Epigenetic Modifications of Genes Associated with Tuberculosis Susceptibility and Implications for Epi-Drugs

Jie Zeng
Institute of Modern Biopharmaceuticals, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Three Gorges Eco-Environment and Bioresources, Eco-Environment Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Southwest Uni
Longxiang Xie
Institute of Modern Biopharmaceuticals, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Eco-Environment and Bio-Resource of the Three Gorges Area, Key Laboratory of Ecoenvironments in Three Gorges Reservoir Region, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing 400715, China
Hongping Luo
Institute of Modern Biopharmaceuticals, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Three Gorges Eco-Environment and Bioresources, Eco-Environment Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Southwest Uni
Jianping Xie
Institute of Modern Biopharmaceuticals, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Three Gorges Eco-Environment and Bioresources, Eco-Environment Key Laboratory of the Three Gorges Reservoir Region, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Southwest Uni

RÉSUMÉ

Epigenetics of genes associated with tuberculosis susceptibility such as DNA methylation, posttranslational histone modifications, and non-coding RNA remain largely untapped field for better tuberculosis control. Many genes involved in tuberculosis susceptibility (e.g., NRAMP1 (SLC11A1), IFNG, NOS2A, VDR, ISG15, TACO, TLR1, TLR, IL18R1, chemokines, PADI, DUSP14, MBL, and MASP-2) have been subjected to epigenetic modification. Our summary of these modifications provides fresh insights into the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and inspires targets discovery for host-derived therapy.


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