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Table 1 Functional assignment of tissue specific over- and underexpression spots using the GO-terms biological process/molecular function (see also Figure 3d and 3e).

From: Expression cartography of human tissues using self organizing maps

Spota Over-/underexpressed in tissuea Biological process/Molecular function (overrepresented genes set)b
A Nervous system samples (45-67), pituatary gland(5) Nervous system development
Synaptic transmission
Transmission of nerve impuls
B Muscle related: small intestine (12), tongue (24), heart atrium&ventricle (29, 30), muscle (31, 32) Structural constituent of muscle
System process
Striated muscle contraction
C1 Liver (10), kidney cortex&medulla (8,9) Substrate specific transporter activity
Carboxylic acid metabolic process
Organic acid metabolic process
C2 Pancreas (6) Carboxypeptidase activity
Carboxylesterase activity
D Adipose tissue (1-3), epithelium tissue (18-26), ovary (27) Tissue development
Organ development
Ectoderm development
E Male reproduction: testis (28) Sexual reproduction
Gamete generation
F Immune system samples (34-44) Immune system process
Immune response
Defense response
G Pituatary gland(5) Hormone activity
DNA fragmentation during apoptosis
Apoptotic nuclear changes
H Bone marrow (40), thymus (43) Cell cycle process
Mitotic cell cycle
Cell cycle phase
a Immune system (34-44) Regulation of axonogenesis
Regulation of structural morphogenesis
Regulation of neurogenesis
b Various samples without clear assignment, e.g., sexual reproduction and muscle Microtubule binding
Protein maturation
Tubulin binding
c Epithelium and muscle tissues RNA metabolic process
Biopolymer metabolic process
RNA processing
  1. a Spots are assigned in Figure 3d and 3e. Over- and underexpression spots are labeled using upper and lower case letters, respectively.
  2. b Top-three overrepresented gene sets