Epigenetics and depression: current challenges and new therapeutic options.

@article{Schroeder2010EpigeneticsAD,
  title={Epigenetics and depression: current challenges and new therapeutic options.},
  author={Marc Schroeder and Marie-Odile Krebs and Stefan Bleich and Helge Frieling},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={588-92}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Epigenetics comprises heritable but concurrent variable modifications of genomic DNA defining gene expression. The aim of this publication is to review the field of epigenetics in depression. Within this scope, we outline potential therapeutic options evolving in this young field of psychiatric research. RECENT FINDINGS Recently published papers show that epigenetic mechanisms like histone modifications and DNA methylation affect diverse pathways leading to depression-like… CONTINUE READING

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