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EPIGENETIC THERAPY Epigenetic Therapy John Doe 14 July 2018 BIOL 1300 Life Science Instructor Ph.D. Summer Term of 2018 Wayland Baptist University
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EPIGENETIC THERAPY 2 Epigenetic Therapy Many people faced with radiation and cancer in the past have often resorted to drinking red wine or even green tea in order to combat the illness. What these drinks actually offer people is an epigenetic mechanism by use of polyphenols. Epigenetic therapy is a promising avenue for tailored cancer treatment due to the therapy’s proposal to reprogram cells into behaving like regular cells, as opposed to destroying them. The Epigenetic process, cell reactions, drawbacks and clinical applications will undoubtedly provide insight into the modification of cancer for the benefit of the human race through complex means and applications than merely drinking red wine. The Basics Many variations of cancer succeed by the changes they induce within the histones. These basic proteins are a vital aspect of gene regulation, mitosis, meiosis. Although generally seen as the spool that condenses the genetic material in a cell, the histone carries much more responsibility, a characteristic that cancer ultimately takes an advantage of. Histones Performing the miraculous ability to ravel an immense amount of DNA into such a small space is no small feat, but this is not the only function of the histones. Shown in Figure 1 and 2 , is the composition of histones. The primary histones are H1, H2A, H2B, H3, and H4. Although there are many subgroups, the core is considered to be H2A, H2B, and H3. H1 and H5 are primarily tasked with linking. These histones form an octamer and finally compose a
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