Table 5 Fisher’s exact test reveals that mRNA are less likely to have an eQTL when they correspond to a differentially expressed gene (odds ratio 0.79, 95% CI 0.73–0.87, P < 0.001)
Differential expression
mRNA
YesNoeQTL
eQTLYes3541125342%
No5133145058%
miRNA
YesNomirQTL
mirQTLYes24913%
No1714287%
  • A stronger but nonsignificant trend is observed with miRNA.