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Table 1 Reduction factors of the test thiocyanate hydrogen peroxide microbial suspension without and with LPO to Streptococcus mutans at different time points.

From: Effect of lactoperoxidase on the antimicrobial effectiveness of the thiocyanate hydrogen peroxide combination in a quantitative suspension test

  Group A Group B A vs. B2
  Without LPO With LPO  
Time Reduction factor Comparisons within A1 Reduction Factor Comparisons within B1  
   1 vs. 3 3 vs. 5 5 vs. 15   1 vs. 3 3 vs. 5 5 vs. 15  
[min] Mean ± SD p p p Mean ± SD p p p p
1 0.23 ± 0.26     0.03 ± 0.17     0.128
0.844 0.016         
3 0.21 ± 0.36     0.53 ± 0.22     0.026
0.375 0.016         
5 0.25 ± 0.12     7.49 ± 0.643     < 0.001
0.016 0.375         
15 0.69 ± 0.43     7.41 ± 0.693     < 0.001
  1. 1) Wilcoxon test with a significant level of < 0.05
  2. 2) Mann-Whitney U test with a significance level of < 0.001
  3. 3) Complete killing of all cells in test suspension