Bacterial infection promotes DNA hypermethylation.

@article{Bobetsis2007BacterialIP,
  title={Bacterial infection promotes DNA hypermethylation.},
  author={Yiorgos A Bobetsis and S. P. Barros and David M. Lin and Jennifer R. Weidman and Dana C Dolinoy and Randy L. Jirtle and Kim A. Boggess and James D. Beck and Steven Offenbacher},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={169-74}
}
Maternal oral infection, caused by bacteria such as C. rectus or P. gingivalis, has been implicated as a potential source of placental and fetal infection and inflammatory challenge, which increases the relative risk for pre-term delivery and growth restriction. Intra-uterine growth restriction has also been reported in various animal models infected with… CONTINUE READING