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Table 2 Gene expression levels at different storage days

From: Identification of body fluids—menstrual blood, saliva, and nasal secretions—over different periods of time, using mRNA

Gene expression at different days Menstrual blood genes Saliva genes Nasal genes
MMP7 MMp10 STATH HTN3 STATH BPIFIA
1st day 35.08 ± 1.98 34.72 ± 2.36 36.64 ± 3.33 35.31 ± 2.80 28.05 ± 2.91 33.78 ± 4.41
3rd day 29.78 ± 2.98 29.62 ± 1.17 29.21 ± 4.88 29.85 ± 2.53 25.90 ± 3.53 32.21 ± 3.02
7th day 25.97 ± 3.16 25.70 ± 2.23 23.08 ± 3.44 25.36 ± 3.61 21.81 ± 3.62 27.78 ± 4.69
p value <0.001** <0.001** <0.001** <0.001** <0.001** <0.001**
  1. ANOVA test
  2. STATH Statherin, HTN3 Histatin3, BPIFA1 Lipid-binding protein that plays a role in the innate immune responses of the upper airway, MMP10 Metalloproteinase 10, MMP7 Metalloproteinase 7
  3. *P is significant if < 0.05, **P is highly significant if < 0.01