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Fig. 2 | BMC Genomics

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From: Correction for both common and rare cell types in blood is important to identify genes that correlate with age

Fig. 2

Gene expression residuals decrease with the EM. MSE values for regressions related to genes in every cohort after applying the IM and the EM are reported for all genes in (A), and the 511 shared genes in (B). QQ plot Pearson correlation coefficients (r values) related to the distributions of gene expression residuals are shown for all genes in (C) and for the shared genes significantly associated to aging in (D), after applying the IM and EM models. Homoscedasticity was evaluated by correlating gene expression residuals from every model with age, and the absolute Spearman ⍴ values obtained after meta-analysis are reported for all genes (E) and the shared genes significantly associated with aging (F). LL, LifeLines DEEP; LLS, Leiden Longevity Study; NTR, Netherlands Twin Registry; RS, Rotterdam Study; EM, extended model; IM, initial model; EM-age, extended model without age as covariate; IM-age, initial model without age as covariate. Statistical significance was assessed with a paired, one-tailed Wilcoxon test. The stars indicate statistical significance: *** P ≤ 0.001, ** P ≤ 0.01, * P ≤ 0.05

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