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Fig. 6. Mean concentrations of IL-8 and MMP-9 according to sex of subjects. In female patients, the concentrations of salivary IL-8 and MMP-9 were statistically higher in the pain groups than in the pain-free group (*,**p<0.05). But in men, there was no meaningful relationship between pain-free and pain group. The Mann–Whitney U-test was performed to compare concentrations of IL-8 and MMP-9 between groups. IL-8, interleukin-8; MMP-9, matrix metalloprotease 9.
Journal of Oral Medicine and Pain 2019;44:160-8 https://doi.org/10.14476/jomp.2019.44.4.160
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