TABLE 4

Comparison of genes identified in this study to genes previously shown to be regulated by Acps, sperm, or non-sperm/non-Acp components of mating

Regulated byTotal overlap (%)Consistent (%)
1–3 hr post mating
Acps36/83 (43.37)13/36 (36.11)
Sperm118/316 (37.34)86/118 (72.88)
Non-sperm/non-Acp122/365 (33.42)55/122 (45.08)
Total276/764 (36.13)154/276 (55.80)
6–8 hr post-mating
Acps10/96 (10.42)8/10 (80)
Sperm15/338 (4.44)12/15 (72.88)
Non-sperm/non-Acp12/410 (2.93)12/12 (100)
Total37/844 (4.38)32/37 (86.49)
12 hr post-mating
Acps2/86 (2.33)0/2
Sperm10/23 (3.10)8/10 (80)
Non-sperm/non-Acp8/377 (2.12)4/8 (50)
Total20/786 (2.54)12/20 (60)
24 hr post-mating
Acps1/87 (1.15)1/1 (100)
Sperm5/321 (1.56)4/5 (80)
Non-sperm/non-Acp2/380 (0.53)2/2 (100)
Total8/788 (1.02)7/8 (87.5)
  • For each time point, the total number of genes found to be significantly differentially regulated (at the Q-value significance cutoff) in this study is given over the total number of genes that were significantly differentially regulated in McGraw et al. (2004). Only genes that were represented on both microarray platforms were considered. The percentage of this total is given in parentheses. “Consistent” indicates the total number of genes that exhibited consistency in the directionality of changes (e.g., increased or decreased transcript levels relative to virgin females) in both studies over the total number of genes significantly differentially expressed in both studies. The percentage of this total is also given in parentheses.