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Fig. 2 | Molecular Autism

Fig. 2

From: Persistence of dysfunctional natural killer cells in adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders: stigma/consequence of unresolved early infectious events?

Fig. 2

Hierarchical clustering analysis of 11 NK-cell markers in 34 patients with ASD and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls from the French National Blood Service (EFS-Ctl). Each column is dedicated to a distinct NK marker. The color of each square reflects the percentage of expression of the corresponding marker in each individual. The values measured for all samples were color-displayed and rank-ordered considering the healthy donors’ median as a reference: green indicates inferior to median, and red indicates superior to median with values that ranged between − 3 and + 3. The analysis was performed with the GENESIS program (available at

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