Special Issue "Recent Advances in DNA Methylation and Cancer"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cell Nuclei: Function, Transport and Receptors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 200

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
2. Research Center for Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: epigenetics; genomics; bioinformatics; cancer; translational

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The alteration of DNA methylation represents one of the most important molecular mechanisms involved in the early stages of cancer development. These epigenetic changes dynamically occur during cancer progression, influencing the expression of key genes involved in cell invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance.

This Special Issue, “Recent Advances in DNA Methylation and Cancer”, aims to provide an overview of these emerging fields hosting novel findings on the regulatory role of DNA methylation changes within intra- and intergenic regions of cancer-related genes, as well as the identification of DNA methylation hotspots that could be used as potential biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and management. This Special Issue will contain original research articles, including in silico studies and mini and full reviews. We welcome papers from basic and clinical researchers.

Dr. Saverio Candido
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • 5-methyl-cytosine
  • biomarker
  • cancer

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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