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Figure 5

From: Histone modifications and traditional Chinese medicinals

Figure 5

Difference in the heterochromatinization between a formula and its composing medicinals. A medicinal’s heterochromatinization is from the net number of heterochromatic modifications (me for methylation, ph for phosphorylation and ac for acetylation) it makes. A formula’s heterochromatinization is from the net number of heterochromatic modifications that the chemicals in the composing medicinals make. The difference should be compared to that from the 200 simulated control formulas (in red) that are similar to the real formulas in terms of median number of composing medicinals and median number of composing medicinals that are histone-modifying, except that the medicinals are randomly selected from the pool of medicinals making up the 199 real formulas. The closer the while boxes to zero than the red boxes indicates that, when formulas are formed, changes in the heterochromatic property are less than expected.

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