|Research Site||Osaka University|
|Graduate school of Frontier Biosciences|
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic regulatory mechanism only observed in mammals. Imprinted genes are expressed differently in a parent-of-origin-specific manner. In this research project, we tackle the question how genomic imprinting is maintained in our body. Through genome-wide screening and functional assay of novel imprinting maintenance factors, we will try to reveal the physiological significance of genomic imprinting in homeostasis. Ultimately, we are aiming to apply our findings to prevent or treat human diseases.