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Table 1 Numbers of tissue-specific genes for 32 human tissues

From: SpeCond: a method to detect condition-specific gene expression

  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