Dietary effect on epigenetics during the aging process

Chapter

Abstract

  • It has been proposed that epigenetic modulation plays a critical role in cellular senescence and organismal aging. Two major epigenetic codes are DNA methylation and histone modifications, including acetylation, methylation, phosphorylation and ubiquitylation. Environmental factors such as dietary components can regulate gene expression by altering epigenetic modifications and may thus have long lasting effects on the aging process. In this review, we will focus on the advances in various dietary factors on epigenetic modulation during aging, which will offer exciting new opportunities to explore the role of diet in influencing the biology of aging.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781441906380
  • Start Page

  • 407
  • End Page

  • 416