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Plasma acylcarnitine levels increase with healthy aging

Figure 6. Association of top 6 age-associated acylcarnitines with metabolome. (A) xMWAS network of top 6 age-associated acylcarnitines as associated with metabolome within females. Cluster 1 (orange) has features predominantly associated with hydroxystearoylcarnitine (C18OH). Cluster 2 (green) is comprised of features associated most closely with arachidylcarnitine (C20:0). Cluster 3 (yellow) contains features clustered around decadienoylcarnitine (C10:2) and decatrienoylcarnitine (C10:3). Cluster 4 (dark blue) has features mainly associated with eicosenoylcarnitine (C20:1). Cluster 5 (light blue) has features mainly associated with eicosadienoylcarnitine (C20:2). See Supplementary Table 6 for detailed annotation of metabolites included in the female network. (B) xMWAS network of top 6 age-associated acylcarnitines as associated with metabolome within males. Clusters 1-3 form around the same acylcarnitines as their respective acylcarnitines in the female subset. Cluster 4 (blue) has features mainly associated with both C20:1 and C20:2. See Supplementary Table 7 for detailed annotation of metabolites included in the male network. Positive associations are shown in red, while negative associations are shown with blue lines.