Figure 5 of Van Kirk, Mol Vis 2011; 17:1261-1274.

Figure 5. Principal component analysis demonstrates relationship between patterns of aging- and diabetes-induced retinal gene expression. To visualize the relationship of gene expression profiles across age groups, a principal component analysis was performed using genes determined to be significantly regulated with aging. A clear progression in expression profiles was evident with increasing age, and created a continuum ranging from the Young to Adult to Aged group. Previously reported expression data for 3-month diabetic and nondiabetic control rats, aged 4 months, were included in this analysis. Diabetic rats were separated from controls in a similar manner to the Aged group, demonstrating commonalities in expression changes and lending support to the hypothesis of diabetes as a form of accelerated aging.