Correlation between methylation and gene expression change between first and third trimester. Methylation difference (Δβ) between first and third trimester (x-axis) was plotted against gene expression log fold change (y-axis) between first and third trimester. A positive change in log fold expression indicates higher expression in first trimester, while a positive change in methylation indicates higher methylation in the third trimester. Therefore, the top left panel includes genes which showed lower methylation and higher expression in first compared to third trimester. The three highlighted genes (CCR7, GNLY and CCL21) ranked highly in IPA analysis. Grey dots represent Infinium probes. Black dots represent specific genes of interest.
Novakovic et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:529 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-529