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Robert Waterland (Rob)
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Nutrition Scientist

Phone: (713) 798-0304
Fax: (713) 798-7101

1100 BATES ST
HOUSTON, TX, 77030


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of sequencing-based methods to profile DNA methylation and identification of monoallelic epigenetic modifications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, R.A., Wang, T., Coarfa, C., Nagarajan, R.P., Hong, C., Downey, S.L., Johnson, B.E., Fouse, S.D., Delaney, A., Zhao, Y., Olshen, A., Ballinger, T., Zhou, X., Forsberg, K.J., Gu, J., Echipare, L., O'Geen, H., Lister, R., Pelizzola, M., Xi, Y., Epstein, C.B., Bernstein, B.E., Hawkins, R., Ren, B., Chung, W., Gu, H., Bock, C., Gnirke, A., Zhang, M.Q., Haussler, D., Ecker, J.R., Li, W., Farnham, P.J., Waterland, R., Alexander, M., Marra, M.A., Hirst, M., Milosavljevic, A., Costello, J.F. 2010. Comparison of sequencing-based methods to profile DNA methylation and identification of monoallelic epigenetic modifications. Nature Biotechnology. 28:1097-1105.
Dnmt1 deficiency promotes CAG repeat expansion in the mouse germline - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dion, V., Lin, Y., Hubert Jr., L., Waterland, R.A., Wilson, J.H. 2008. Dnmt1 deficiency promotes CAG repeat expansion in the mouse germline. Human Molecular Genetics. 17(9):1306-1317.
Response to "Methyl donors change the germline epigenetic state of the A(vy) allele" - (Other)
Waterland, R.A., Travisano, M., Tahiliani, K.G. 2007. Response to "Methyl donors change the germline epigenetic state of the A(vy) allele". Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 21:3021-3022.
Methods of DNA methylation analysis. - (Review Article)
Shen, L., Waterland, R.A. 2007. Methods of DNA methylation analysis. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 10(5):576-581.
Tumor suppressor gene inactivation during cadmium-induced malignant transformation of human prostate cells correlates with overexpression of de Novo DNA methyltransferase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benbrahim-Tallaa, L., Waterland, R.A., Dill, A.L., Webber, M.M., Waalkes, M.P. 2007. Tumor suppressor gene inactivation during cadmium-induced malignant transformation of human prostate cells correlates with overexpression of de Novo DNA methyltransferase. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(10):1454-1459.
Diet-induced hypermethylation at agouti viable yellow is not inherited transgenerationally through the female - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waterland, R.A., Travisano, M., Tahiliani, K.G. 2007. Diet-induced hypermethylation at agouti viable yellow is not inherited transgenerationally through the female. Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 21(12):3380-3385.
Epigenetic epidemiology of the developmental origins hypothesis - (Review Article)
Waterland, R.A., Michels, K.B. 2007. Epigenetic epidemiology of the developmental origins hypothesis. Annual Review of Nutrition. 27:363-388.
Maternal methyl supplements increase offspring DNA methylation at Axin Fused - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waterland, R.A., Dolinoy, D.C., Lin, J.R., Smith, C.A., Shi, X., Tahiliani, K.G. 2006. Maternal methyl supplements increase offspring DNA methylation at axin fused. Genesis. 44(9):401-406.
MATERNAL DIETARY METHYL DONOR SUPPLEMENTATION OF "AXIN(FU)/+" MICE PREVENTS TAIL KINKS BY TAIL-SPECIFIC CPG HYPERMETHYLATION AT "AXIN(FU)" - (Abstract Only)
Waterland, R.A., Lin, J-R., Smith, C.A., Tahiliani, K. 2006. Maternal dietary methyl donor supplementation of "Axin(Fu)/+" mice prevents tail kinks by tail-specific CpG hypermethylation at "Axin(Fu)" [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference: Advancing the Biomedical Frontier, April 1-5, 2006, San Francisco, California. 20(5):Part II, p. A1339.
Developmental establishment of epigenotype: a role for dietary fatty acids? - (Review Article)
Waterland, R.A., Rached, M. 2006. Developmental establishment of epigenotype: a role for dietary fatty acids? Scandinavian Journal of Food & Nutrition. 50(S2):21-26.
Epigenetic mechanisms and gastrointestinal development - (Review Article)
Waterland, R.A. 2006. Epigenetic mechanisms and gastrointestinal development. Journal of Pediatrics. 149(5):S137-S142.
MATERNAL GENISTEIN ALTERS COAT COLOR AND PROTECTS AVY MOUSE OFFSPRING FROM OBESITY BY MODIFYING THE FETAL EPIGENOME - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dolinoy, D.C., Weidman, J.R., Waterland, R.A., Jirtle, R.L. 2006. Maternal genistein alters coat color and protects Avy mouse offspring from obesity by modifying the fetal epigenome. Environmental Health Perspectives. 114(4):567-572.
ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF HIGH METHIONINE INTAKE ON DNA METHYLATION - (Review Article)
Waterland, R.A. 2006. Assessing the effects of high methionine intake on DNA methylation. Journal of Nutrition. 136(6 Suppl):1706S-1710S.
POST-WEANING DIETS AFFECTS GENOMIC IMPRINTING AT THE INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 2 (IGF2) LOCUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waterland, R.A., Lin, J., Smith, C.A., Jirtle, R.L. 2006. Post-weaning diets affects genomic imprinting at the insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2) locus. Human Molecular Genetics. 15(5):705-716.
DOES NUTRITION DURING INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CONTRIBUTE TO LATER OBESITY VIA METABOLIC IMPRINTING OF EPIGENETIC GENE REGULATORY MECHANISMS? - (Book / Chapter)
Waterland, R. 2006. Does nutrition during infancy and early childhood contribute to later obesity via metabolic imprinting of epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms? In: Hernell, O., Schmitz, J., editors. Feeding During Late Infancy and Early Childhood: Impact on Health. Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series Pediatric Program, Volume 56. Basel:S. Karger AG. p. 157-174.
ANALYSIS OF CPG METHYLATION IN THE KILLIFISH CYP1A PROMOTER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Timme-Laragy, A.R., Meyer, J.N., Waterland, R.A., Giulio, R.T. 2005. Analysis of CpG methylation in the killifish CYP1A promoter. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology - Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 141(4):406-411.
NUTRITIONAL EPIGENETICS IN AXIN-FUSED (AXIN[FU])MICE: KINKY "TALES" ABOUT MOM'S DIET - (Abstract Only)
Waterland, R.A., Shi, X., Lin, J-R., Smith, C.A. 2005. Nutritional epigenetics in Axin-fused (Axin[Fu]) mice: Kinky "tales" about mom's diet [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. Part I(abstract 161.2):A218-A219.
MOLECULAR EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH ARSENIC-INDUCED MALIGNANT TRANSFORMATION OF HUMAN PROSTATIC EPITHELIAL CELLS: ABERRANT GENOMIC DNA METHYLATION AND K-RAS ONCOGENE ACTIVATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benbrahim-Tallaa, L., Waterland, R.A., Styblo, M., Achanzar, W.E., Webber, M.M., Waalkes, M.P. 2005. Molecular events associated with arsenic-induced malignant transformation of human prostatic epithelial cells: aberrant genomic DNA methylation and K-ras oncogene activation. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 206:288-298.
COMMENTARY: THE GLOBAL RELEVANCE OF "BIOLOGICAL FREUDIANISM" - (Review Article)
Waterland, R.A. 2005. Commentary: The global relevance of "biological Freudianism". International Journal of Epidemiology. 34(1):15-17.
CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE IF EARLY NUTRITIONAL INFLUENCES ON EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS CAUSE METABOLIC IMPRINTING IN HUMANS - (Book / Chapter)
Waterland, R.A. 2005. Critical experiments to determine if early nutritional influences on epigenetic mechanisms cause metabolic imprinting in humans. In:Wintour-Coghlan, E.M., Owens, J., editors. Early Life Origins of Health and Disease. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 1-8.
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