Additional file 3: Figure S2. of Assessment of global DNA methylation in the first trimester fetal tissues exposed to maternal cigarette smoking

DNA methylation in fetal livers. a DNA methylation in female and male fetal livers determined by the Elisa method using 5-mC-specific antibody (non-smoking female group N = 4, non-smoking male group N = 6, smoking female group N = 6, and smoking male group N = 5). Data represent the mean of three experiments. b Percentage of AluYb8 DNA methylation at 5 consecutive CpG sites (non-smoking group N = 15 and smoking group N = 18). c AluYb8 DNA methylation in males and females (non-smoking female group N = 6, non-smoking male group N = 9, smoking female group N = 8, and smoking male group N = 10). d Percentage of LINE-1 DNA methylation at three consecutive CpG sites (non-smoking group N = 15 and smoking group N = 18). e LINE-1 DNA methylation in males and females (non-smoking female group N = 6, non-smoking male group N = 9, smoking female group N = 8, and smoking male group N = 10). Percentages of methylation were calculated and displayed as described in the legend for Fig. 1. Unpaired t test was used to compare non-smoking and smoking exposed group, while two-way ANOVA was used to compare combined effects of smoke exposure and gender. *Indicates statistical significance, p < 0.05. (PDF 539 kb)