NUTRIGENOMICS, NUTRIGENETICS AND EPIGENETICS

Integrated educational activity
Course Sheet
Academic Year of enrolment: 
2018/2019
Optional/Mandatory: 
Compulsory
Degree: 
Master's Degree Programme in FOOD SCIENCE, HEALTH AND HUMAN WELL-BEING
Language: 
Italian
Moduls: 
Credits: 
11
Programme Year: 
1
Hours of classroom activity: 
88
Prerequisites: 

Genes in families and populations
Structure and function of the human genome
Model organisms, comparative genomics and evolution
Gene expression
Human genetic variability and its consequences
Strategies for the identification of disease genes in monogenic and complex diseases
Genetic approaches for disease therapy
Cancer genetics
Nutrigenomics and epigenetics
- Genetic factors in food intolerance, body weight and metabolism
- Gene / environment interactions in human diseases and traits
- Farmacogenomics
- Bioinformatics tecniques
- Biological basis of nutrigenomics and epigenetics: DNA and genes
- DNA synthesis, cell cycle and its regulation
- Gene expression modulation and epigenetic
- Epigenetic mechanisms: DNA methylation, histone acetylation microRNA.
- Genetic code and protein synthesis
- Protein turnover
- Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics: relationship between polimorphisms and nutrition
- Mediterranean diet and caloric restriction: autophagy, apoptosis, caloric restriction and longevity
- Nutraceuticals and gene expression
- Cell growth and differentiation: how can we commit cell fate?
- Adipose tissue, adipocytes, body weight and metabolic perspectives
- Molecular basis of cell senescence and aging: epigenetic regulation of aging and longevity
- Diet during pregnancy: epigenetics and embryonic development
- Chrononutrition and chronobiology

AF code: 
A001635