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Fig. 3 | Epigenetics & Chromatin

Fig. 3

From: Early-life DNA methylation profiles are indicative of age-related transcriptome changes

Fig. 3

Age-related differentially expressed genes are positively associated with gene body methylation. Genes downregulated with aging have lower gene body methylation at young age (Y, blue regression line) in both males (a) and females (b) compared to genes upregulated with aging. This relationship is maintained in old age (O, red regression line). Curve corresponds to polynomial regression curve across significant (red and blue) and non-significant (N.S., black) differentially expressed genes, 95% confidence intervals are shaded by the grey area. Gene body methylation was calculated as methylation of all cytosines between the transcription start site and transcription end site of a given gene. Box plot of whole gene methylation grouped by genes upregulated, non-differentially expressed, and downregulated genes in males (c) and females (d) *p < 0.001 (Kruskal–Wallis Test). Heatmaps illustrating the per-gene gene body methylation patterns of genes upregulated and downregulated with aging in young and old, male (e) and female (f) animals

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