Protein-protein interaction network of differentially expressed functional genes. The network was constructed based on the STRING database. Nodes (symbolized as circles and square) and edges (linking lines) represent DEGs and interactions among DEGs, respectively. Up-regulated genes were represented as a circular shape and down-regulated genes were presented as a square shape. Node color represents the functional annotation of each gene. By applying MCODE clustering algorithm, 5 clusters with the score greater than 3 were obtained.