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Table 4 Comparison between the gene expression levels in dried saliva swabs

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

Saliva genes (mean ± SD and p values)
STATH B-actin p value HTN3 B-actin p value STATH HTN3 p value
36.64 ± 3.33 24.78 ± 2.63 <0.001** 35.31 ± 2.80 24.78 ± 2.63 <0.001** 36.64 ± 3.33 35.31 ± 2.80 0.126
29.21 ± 4.88 20.98 ± 3.05 <0.001** 29.85 ± 2.53 20.98 ± 3.05 <0.001** 29.21 ± 4.88 29.85 ± 2.53 0.688
23.08 ± 3.44 17.85 ± 2.60 <0.001** 25.36 ± 3.61 17.85 ± 2.60 <0.001** 23.08 ± 3.44 25.36 ± 3.61 0.069
  1. HTN3 Histatin 3, B-actin Beta-actin, STATH Statherin, SD Standard deviation
  2. Paired t test (*P is significant if < 0.05, **P is highly significant if < 0.01)