Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cellular Reprogramming

  • Alexander Meissner
  • Jörn Walter

Part of the Epigenetics and Human Health book series (EHH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Caroline Schwarzer, Michele Boiani
    Pages 1-29
  3. Toshinobu Nakamura, Toru Nakano
    Pages 31-42
  4. Ana Bošković, Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla
    Pages 43-68
  5. Konstantin Lepikhov, Julia Arand, Sarah Fuchs, Jie Lan, Mark Wossidlo, Jörn Walter
    Pages 69-99
  6. Jing Liao, Alexander Meissner
    Pages 101-120
  7. Matthias Becker, Nancy Mah, Daniela Zdzieblo, Xiaoli Li, Arvind Mer, Miguel A. Andrade-Navarro et al.
    Pages 141-166
  8. Gordon R. McInroy, Neil M. Bell, Gabriella Ficz, Shankar Balasubramanian, Wolf Reik, Eun-Ang Raiber
    Pages 167-191
  9. Anders M. Lindroth, Yoon Jung Park, Christoph Plass
    Pages 193-223
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 225-230

About this book


The ability of a single genome to give rise to hundreds of functionally distinct cell type programs is in itself remarkable. Pioneering studies over the past few decades have demonstrated that this plasticity is retained throughout development, a phenomenon of epigenetic programming and reprogramming that remains one of the most fascinating areas of modern biology, with major relevance to human health and disease. This book presents the basic biology involved, including key mechanistic insights into this rapidly growing field.


DNA methylation X-chromosome silencing germline development reprogramming small RNAs sperm epigenome

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Meissner
    • 1
  • Jörn Walter
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpt. of Stem Cell and Regenerative BiolHarvard University Broad Institute, Bauer LaboratoryCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Dpt. of Genetics & EpigeneticsUniversität des Saarlandes FR 8.4 BiosciencesSaarbrückenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31973-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31974-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-2262
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-2270
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