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Dietary restriction protects from age-associated DNA methylation and induces epigenetic reprogramming of lipid metabolism

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology, March 2017
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Title
Dietary restriction protects from age-associated DNA methylation and induces epigenetic reprogramming of lipid metabolism
Published in
Genome Biology, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13059-017-1187-1
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Authors

Oliver Hahn, Sebastian Grönke, Thomas M. Stubbs, Gabriella Ficz, Oliver Hendrich, Felix Krueger, Simon Andrews, Qifeng Zhang, Michael J. Wakelam, Andreas Beyer, Wolf Reik, Linda Partridge

Abstract

Dietary restriction (DR), a reduction in food intake without malnutrition, increases most aspects of health during aging and extends lifespan in diverse species, including rodents. However, the mechanisms by which DR interacts with the aging process to improve health in old age are poorly understood. DNA methylation could play an important role in mediating the effects of DR because it is sensitive to the effects of nutrition and can affect gene expression memory over time. Here, we profile genome-wide changes in DNA methylation, gene expression and lipidomics in response to DR and aging in female mouse liver. DR is generally strongly protective against age-related changes in DNA methylation. During aging with DR, DNA methylation becomes targeted to gene bodies and is associated with reduced gene expression, particularly of genes involved in lipid metabolism. The lipid profile of the livers of DR mice is correspondingly shifted towards lowered triglyceride content and shorter chain length of triglyceride-associated fatty acids, and these effects become more pronounced with age. Our results indicate that DR remodels genome-wide patterns of DNA methylation so that age-related changes are profoundly delayed, while changes at loci involved in lipid metabolism affect gene expression and the resulting lipid profile.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 232 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 44 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 18%
Student > Bachelor 30 13%
Student > Master 27 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 6%
Other 30 13%
Unknown 47 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 85 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 7%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Computer Science 6 3%
Other 20 9%
Unknown 59 25%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2020.
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#415,264
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