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Table 3 Biochemical parameters, biological processes and pathways that distinguish Prakriti types in females

From: Whole genome expression and biochemical correlates of extreme constitutional types defined in Ayurveda

Distinguishing Parameters (Females) Vata Pitta Kapha
Biochemical   Basophils NS + -
  Micronutrients Zinc NS + -
   Copper - + NS
   Phosphorus - + -
Biological Processes Transport protein import into nucleus + - -
   NLS-bearing substrate import into nucleus + - -
Biological Pathways Immune system Toll-like receptor signaling pathway - + -
  Cellular process Apoptosis - + -
   Regulation of actin cytoskeleton - - +
  Environmental Information processing MAPK signaling pathway - - +
   Jak-STAT signaling pathway - + +
   Cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction - + +
  Sensory system Olfactory transduction + - +
  Diseases Epithelial cell signaling in Helicobacter pylori infection - + -
   Neurodegenerative disorders - - +
   Dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) + + -
  1. Significantly different biochemical parameters (p ≤ 0.05), enriched biological processes (P ≤ 0.05, Bonferroni corrected) and pathways (p ≤ 0.05) in different Prakriti groups in males (A) and females (B). The biological processes were analysed using GO tools and pathway analysis was carried out using Pathway Express of ONTOTOOLs. (+) and (-) indicate high and low levels respectively. NS – non significant.