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Table 1 The top ten identified biomarkers by different methods on the ST36 meridian point.

From: Revealing metabolite biomarkers for acupuncture treatment by linear programming based feature selection

Student t-test Fold change SMLR SVM-RFE Our LPFS method
ID ppm t-score ID ppm FC-score ID ppm ID ppm ID ppm LPFS score Metabolite name
86 3.55 15.29 86 3.55 73.48 45 4 86 3.55 86 3.55 0.015  
195 2.46 11.91 87 3.54 68.52 50 3.95 68 3.73 92 3.49 0.008  
251 1.9 11.07 308 1.33 46.58 52 3.93 87 3.54 87 3.54 0.006 a-glucose/glycine
45 3.96 10.96 310 1.31 41.61 58 3.87 69 3.72 308 1.33 0.002 lactate
229 2.12 10.86 70 3.71 40.75 60 3.85 102 3.39     
81 3.6 10.80 92 3.49 38.61 67 3.78 70 3.71     
18 4.23 10.03 293 1.48 37.45 68 3.77 295 1.46     
127 3.14 9.75 295 1.46 33.26 69 3.76 116 3.25     
17 4.24 9.71 71 3.7 28.55 70 3.75 229 2.12     
232 2.09 9.35 69 3.72 26.30 71 3.74 88 3.53