Table 1

Numbers of tissue-specific genes for 32 human tissues

Number of tissue-specific genes


Tissue

Up-regulated

Down-regulated

Total


Whole brain

511

4

515

Whole blood

440

9

449

Testis

436

1

437

Fetal brain

406

4

410

Placenta

354

4

358

Liver

287

4

291

Skeletal muscle

279

16

295

Lung

278

1

279

Spinal cord

266

0

266

Fetal liver

261

0

261

Fetal lung

258

1

259

Thymus

249

0

249

Thyroid

244

1

245

Prostate

236

2

238

Smooth muscle

229

4

233

Heart

228

5

233

Bone marrow

227

0

227

Kidney

208

0

208

Uterus

199

1

200

Lymph node

194

1

195

Tonsil

179

0

179

Appendix

171

4

175

Pituitary

165

1

166

Trachea

162

0

162

Tongue

160

0

160

Pancreas

148

0

148

Skin

136

2

138

Adrenal gland

120

0

120

Fetal thyroid

119

1

120

Salivary gland

115

1

116

Adrenal cortex

85

0

85

Ovary

76

0

76


Cavalli et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R101   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-r101

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