Identification of tissue-specific proteins by each database. Venn diagrams depicting which database had initially identified the tissue-specific proteins that passed the filtering criteria (identified in two or more databases, designated as secreted or shed, and expression profiles verified in silico). Overlap of tissue-specific proteins identified in databases based off (a) ESTs, (b) microarray and (c) three databases that identified the most tissue-specific proteins is also depicted. For details see text.
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