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Table 2 Concentration of selected interferons (pg/mL) in wound exudate collected 2, 5 and 8 days after a standardized punch biopsy, with and without exposure to probiotic supplements

From: Probiotic supplements containing Lactobacillus reuteri does not affect the levels of matrix metalloproteinases and interferons in oral wound healing

Variables Day 2 Day 5 Day 8
IFN-alpha2
 Test 23.5 (15.1) 13.7 (8.4) 4.2 (4.0)
 Placebo 30.3 (7.7) 17.6 (19.0) 11.5 (25.3)
IFN-beta
 Test 20.2 (13.5) 14.0 (9.0) 4.1 (2.0)
 Placebo 24.2 (6.7) 11.6 (7.6) 6.7 (9.2)
IFN-gamma
 Test 9.0 (6.3) 5.0 (4.3) 0.1 (0.2)
 Placebo 11.4 (4.0) 4.2 (4.5) 1.9 (5.8)
  1. Values denote mean and standard deviation (SD)