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Understanding Pathophysiology Study Set 3

Medicine

Quiz 3 :
Epigenetics and Disease

Quiz 3 :
Epigenetics and Disease

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When considering abnormal epigenetic modifications, what factor is currently being viewed as strongly associated with the development of some cancers?
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C

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Housekeeping genes are vital to the function and maintenance of all the body's cells. What characteristic is associated with these genes?
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B

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What characteristic is typical of both Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome?
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D

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Which of the following is known to impair the ability for neural stem cells to differentiate into functional neurons?
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How does inactive MLH1 contribute to the development of some forms of inherited colon cancer?
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What condition might result from mutations in the encoding of histone-modifying proteins?
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What does it mean for an embryonic cell to be totipotent?
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Which stage of human development is not associated with the potential for epigenetic changes to occur?
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An individual who has been diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is at risk of developing which condition?
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Screening tools that are epigenetically based have shown promise in diagnosing which types of cancer? (Select all that apply.)
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Research has provided support for the theory that epigenetic modifications can result from deficient in utero nutrition causing which chronic disease? (Select all that apply.)
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