Nursing Research and Practice

Epigenetics in Research and Practice


Publishing date
06 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
19 Apr 2013

1Family and Community Health Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA

2University of Maryland School of Nursing, Room 733A, 655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD, USA

3Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Nursing Research, Room 5B10, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, USA


Epigenetics in Research and Practice

Description

Epigenetic changes have been conjectured to be highly relevant to the development of chronic health problems because they account for interactive relationships among environment, genetic background, and disease (Ptak and Petronis, 2008). Epigenetic modifications cause a change in gene activity without altering the underlying DNA sequence. Types of epigenetic/genetic alterations include (1) DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation; (2) histone modifications; (3) chromatin structural alterations, as well as chromosomal instability. Epigenetic modifications may result from aging as well as in response to multiple environmental and life-style factors including diet, exercise patterns, hormone, and chemical exposures. Thus, epigenetic changes are a potentially modifiable aspect of human biology. This special issue will focus on the intersection of epigenetics with nursing research and practice.

We invite authors to submit original research, focused review articles, and theory papers which address empirical, practice, and policy related to epigenetics. We encourage submission from all health and basic science fields. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Elucidating the role of epigenetics in the variability observed in symptoms and outcomes in chronic diseases
  • Examining the clinical and practice implications of epigenetic measures
  • Illustrating and critically analyzing novel epigenetic measures
  • Integrating epigenetics into nursing research
  • Research design issues related to using epigenetic measures in nursing research

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/author/submit/journals/nrp/epig/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 536804
  • - Editorial

Epigenetics in Research and Practice

Debra E. Lyon | Susan G. Dorsey | Leorey Saligan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 961493
  • - Review Article

The Role for Epigenetic Modifications in Pain and Analgesia Response

Sherrie Lessans | Susan G. Dorsey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 795784
  • - Research Article

Epigenetic Alterations and an Increased Frequency of Micronuclei in Women with Fibromyalgia

Victoria Menzies | Debra E. Lyon | ... | Colleen Jackson-Cook
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 503686
  • - Review Article

Epigenetics in Critical Illness: A New Frontier

Brian T. Graves | Cindy L. Munro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 935740
  • - Research Article

Recruiting for Epigenetic Research: Facilitating the Informed Consent Process

Nancy Jallo | Debra E. Lyon | ... | Colleen Jackson-Cook
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 417010
  • - Review Article

Epigenetic Mechanisms Shape the Biological Response to Trauma and Risk for PTSD: A Critical Review

Morgan Heinzelmann | Jessica Gill
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 469070
  • - Review Article

Major Depressive Disorder and Measures of Cellular Aging: An Integrative Review

Patricia Anne Kinser | Debra E. Lyon
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