Table 2

Sex-biased expression of miRNAs

Tissue

Microarray results

Northern results


Female-biased

Male-biased

Female-biased

Male-biased



miRNAs

Ratio

miRNAs

Ratio


HD

miR-34b

miR-263b


BW

bantam

3.3, 2.7

bantam

miR-1

5.3, 6.2

miR-1

miR-13a

2.1, 1.6

miR-13a

miR-2a

2.9, 2.2

miR-2a

miR-228

2.0, 1.4

miR-228

miR-79

3.5, 3.1

miR-79

miR-10b-3p

3.1, 3.2

miR-10b-3p

miR-10b-5p

2.5, 2.7

miR-10b-5p

miR-34b

2.3, 1.9

miR-34b

miR-278

2.0, 1.3

miR-278

miR-252

3.8, 3.4

miR-237

2.1, 1.7

miR-31a

4.5, 4.2

miR-286

2.2, 2.6

miR-1497

2.0, 1.7

miR-276-3p

2.7, 1.7

miR-276-5p

2.8, 2.0

miR-275

2.3, 1.8

miR-124

2.8, 2.0

miR-8

4.4, 3.0

miR-184-3p

3.6, 3.4

let-7a

2.4, 2.0

miR-100

4.1, 4.0


ASG

bantam

1.5, 1.5

miR-289

1.8, 1.8

bantam

miR-79

1.2, 1.3

miR-79

miR-281-3p

1.4, 1.4

miR-281-3p

miR-281-5p

1.4, 1.4

miR-281-5p

miR-228

1.4, 1.4

miR-228

miR-274

1.6, 1.7

miR-2a

miR-8

1.7, 1.7


PSG

miR-228

1.4, 1.4

miR-34b

1.8, 1.7

miR-228

miR-79

1.2, 1.3

miR-79

bantam

1.6, 1.2


MG

miR-10b-3p

miR-10b-5p


FB

miR-1

3.1, 2.2

miR-79

miR-228


GN

miR-34b

1.6, 1.8

miR-228

3.3, 3.5

miR-10b-5p

miR-92

miR-10b-5p

1.4, 2.4

miR-7

5.5, 4.5

miR-34b

miR-10b-3p

2.3, 2.5

miR-29b

7.9, 6.8

miR-275

3.3, 3.4

miR-305

2.1, 2.0

let-7a

1.7, 2.5

miR-307-5p

5.3, 4.9

miR-8

1.7, 2.2

miR-92

9.1, 10.5

miR-9a

2.2, 2.4

miR-276-3p

1.7, 1.8

miR-317

1.7, 2.4

miR-184-3p

1.6, 1.7


HE

let-7a

1.8, 1.5

miR-275

2.4, 2.3

miR-2a

miR-34b

1.6, 1.7

miR-8


MT

bantam

1.2, 1.5

miR-277

1.3, 1.5

bantam

miR-2a

1.4, 1.5

miR-2a

miR-228

1.3, 1.4

miR-228

miR-274

8.7, 7.3

miR-79

miR-286

2.9, 2.1

miR-200b

1.7, 2.2

miR-8

2.9, 4.6

let-7a

1.6, 1.8

miR-31a

2.5, 3.1

miR-1

1.6, 1.9


Listed in this table are miRNAs showing sex-bias in any tissue examined. The degree of sex difference is represented by the ratio of the normalized signals between females and males. Abbreviations: HD, head; BW, body wall; ASG, anterior silk gland; PSG, posterior silk gland; MG, midgut; FB, fat body; GN, gonads; HC, hemocyte; MT, malpighian tubule.

Liu et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-85

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