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Title: A paternal methyl donor-rich diet altered cognitive and neural functions in offspring mice [MeDIP_chip]      
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Epigenomics
ID:
PRJNA354934
description:
Evaluation of transgenerational influence of paternal dietary methyl substrates on offspring and grand-offspring brain and behavior Dietary intake of methyl donors, such as folic acid and methionine, shows considerable intra-individual variation in human populations. While it is recognized that maternal departures from the optimum of dietary methyl donor intake can increase the risk for mental health issues and neurological disorders in offspring, it has not been explored whether paternal dietary methyl donor intake influences behavioral and cognitive functions in the next generation. Here, we report that elevated paternal dietary methyl donor intake in a mouse model, transiently applied prior to mating, resulted in offspring animals (MD F1 mice) with deficits in hippocampus-dependent learning and memory, impaired hippocampal synaptic plasticity and reduced hippocampal theta oscillations. Gene expression analyses revealed altered expression of the methionine adenosyltransferase Mat2a and BK channel subunit Kcnmb2, which was associated with changes in Kcnmb2 promoter methylation in MD F1 mice. These phenomena did not extend into the F2 offspring generation. Together, our data indicate that paternal dietary factors influence cognitive and neural functions in the offspring generation. Overall design: Adult male mice were given either a normal laboratory control diet or a methyl-donor supplement diet containing added folic acid, L-methionine, choline, zinc, betaine and vitamine B12 for 6 weeks prior to mating. Their sperm DNA methylation, as well as their offspring (and grand-offspring) hippocampal methylation was evaluated using MeDIP-chip
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA354934
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ID:
pmid:28373690
name:
Mus musculus
ncbiID:
ncbitax:10090
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject