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Fig. 3

From: A donor-specific epigenetic classifier for acute graft-versus-host disease severity in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Fig. 3

Validation of top-ranked DMP cg20475486 using a clinical biomarker assay. Replication of the top-ranked DMP associated with aGVHD severity, cg20475486, using a semi-quantitative DNA methylation assay. a Box-and-whisker plot of DNA methylation values in graft donors in T cell-depleted HSCT (initial discovery cohort). We replicated the DNA hypomethylation phenotype in HSCT donors matched to recipients with severe aGVHD compared to no/mild aGVHD (P = 0.039, Wilcoxon rank-sum test). b At a relative DNA methylation threshold of 8.295 (dotted line), the AUC was 0.74 with a maximal specificity and sensitivity of 0.75 and 0.71, respectively. c Box-and-whisker plot of DNA methylation values in graft donors in T cell-replete HSCT (that is, without the application of in vivo alemtuzumab). In an independent sample cohort, we confirmed the observed DNA methylation phenotype, suggesting the epigenetic classifier is also effective in the context of a T cell-replete conditioning regimen (P = 0.050). For two samples, Ct-values could not be detected in the MethyLight experiments. d At a threshold of PMR = 17.73 (dotted line), the area under the ROC curve was 0.73 with a maximal specificity and sensitivity of 0.71 and 0.78, respectively

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