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Table 4 Expression profiles of genes of potential importance in salivary gland development and EBN compositions

From: De novo transcriptome analysis shows differential expression of genes in salivary glands of edible bird’s nest producing swiftlets

Gene function Gene AFM AFC AMC AA
Salivary development CREB3L2 65.608 76.666 51.669 0.000
SEC63 36.723 34.793 50.081 5.926
SEC24A 15.763 15.414 19.240 19.20
SAR1 38.916 23.855 16.996 6.934
AA versus Aerodramus species
Gene function Gene AA Aerodramus spp log2 q-value
EGFR signalling pathway ARF4 0.683 48.954 6.162 0.026
BCAR1 6.407 51.836 3.016 0.003
CAV1 0.695 50.207 6.174 0.026
CEBPA 8.626 49.820 2.529 0.018
ELF3 6.816 603.607 6.468 0.001
EPS15 0.198 10.035 5.657 0.026
EPS8 0.754 13.668 4.178 0.026
JUN 0.411 11.504 4.803 0.021
PLEC 6.047 31.197 2.367 0.005
RAB5A 17.934 47.435 1.403 0.046
REPS1 6.795 21.529 1.663 0.040
ZPR1 1.079 13.242 3.617 0.001
VAV2 49.553 239.912 2.275 0.011
STAT3 2.453 53.308 4.441 0.001
N-glycan biosynthesis ALG2 6.546 90.860 3.794 0.001
MGAT1 4.617 91.067 4.301 0.004
RPN1 66.407 552.366 3.056 0.003
FUT8 13.173 84.076 2.674 0.003
RPN2 1.069 71.026 6.053 0.001
AMC versus AFC
Gene function Gene AMC AFC log2 q-value
EGFR signalling pathway JUND 4.911 39.541 3.009 0.001
HDAC 1.357 580.771 8.740 0.001
BCAR 7.776 200.736 4.690 0.001
N-glycan biosynthesis MGAT 20.278 256.555 3.661 0.046
Alanine and Aspartate metabolism GOT1 226.741 7.0263 −5.012 0.000
PDHB 894.023 135.641 −2.721 0.000
AFM versus AFC
Gene function Gene AFM AFC log2 q-value
MAPK signalling pathway HMGN1 23,486.800 2685.98 −3.128 0.001
BMP signalling pathway TOB2 20.463 0.959 −4.414 0.001
Fatty acid synthesis ACADVL 10.909 50.803 2.219 0.001
Gender comparison of AFC
Gene function Gene Male Female log2 q-value
N-glycan trimming EDEM2 3.951 0.359 3.459 0.008
  1. AFC Aerodramus fuciphagus from cave
  2. AFM Aerodramus fuciphagus from man-made house
  3. AMC Aerodramus maximus from cave
  4. AA Apus affinis