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From: A human in vitro model system for investigating genome-wide host responses to SARS coronavirus infection

Figure 2

SARS specific gene expression changes. A. Plot showing the variance of expression ratio for each of the gene features across all the time points. Dotted line indicates the ~1200 most variable gene features. B. Expression ratios of ~1200 gene features as grouped by the algorithm as discussed in Methods. Rows represent individual genes, columns represent individual time points. Each cell in the matrix represents the mean expression level from 3 subjects for a gene feature at a particular time point (non-infected PBMCs responses have been subtracted from infected responses). The red and green color bars reflect high and low expression levels respectively, while black indicates equivalent expression level. The magnitude of the log-transformed ratio is reflected by the degree of color saturation. C. Levels of PBMCs mRNA expression of 1087 immune-related genes at 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours in response to SARS-CoV infection were grouped and ordered using the algorithm described in Methods. Rows represent individual genes, columns represent individual time points. Each cell in the matrix represents the mean expression level from 3 subjects for a gene feature at a particular time point (non-infected PBMCs responses have been subtracted from infected responses). The red and green color bars reflect high and low expression levels respectively, while black indicates equivalent expression level. The magnitude of the log-transformed ratio is reflected by the degree of color saturation. The line graph indicates the average expression ratios for each group. The area above the axis indicates upregulation, while the area under the axis means downregulation.

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