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In recent years, the research field of epigenetics has shown that the molecular structures that are present in the cell nucleus as DNA also exert regulatory effects on genes. In numerous studies, we have been able to find and prove the exchange of whole chromosome parts in the IGL laboratory. The so-called chromatin (the molecular structures of the DNA) can be molecularly altered and thus have a dynamic effect on genes and on cellular functions.

The investigations by Dr. Patricia Kane (MD) in the USA and the IGL laboratory show that an extremely large number of the modifications in the chromatin structure are influenced by environmental factors or toxins, are hereditary and largely reversible. This makes the chromatin structure the decisive link between genes and the environment as well as the development and course of diseases.

The aim of the IGL laboratory is to bring the knowledge gained from pure research into such important determining factors into practice. 
The modulating mechanisms of epigenetics act directly on the genome through environmental factors (toxins), which can lead to the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, dementia, multiple sclerosis, CFS, fibromyalgia syndromes and especially autism.
One of our goals in epigenetic research is to identify the alteration phenotypes and elucidate the mechanisms of their transmission.

Epigenetic research approaches of IGL Labor GmbH:

  • Autism and epigenetics
  • understand molecular mechanisms to determine diseases in the physiological context also in the disease scenarios
  • hereditary changes in patterns of epigenetic marks
  • transport proteins in the cell membrane
  • viral effects in epigenetics and vaccines
  • DNA methylation patterns and their modifiability by microRNA
  • somatic development of DNA methylation patterns in response to physiological stimuli
  • Epigenetic factors of homeostasis
  • DNA methylation targeting, selection mechanisms
  • DNA methylation in cellular stress response and adaptation
  • DNA storage and divergence of DNA methylation
  • Epigenetic changes in the ageing process, changes in chromatin structure in neurons and degenerative diseases

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