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Table 3 Reduction factors of the test thiocyanate hydrogen peroxide suspension without and with LPO to Candida albicans 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 0.12 ± 0.19     0.43 ± 0.33     0.077
0.496 0.004         
3 0.26 ± 0.26     6.78 ± 0.253     < 0.001
0.141 0.551         
5 0.15 ± 0.13     6.75 ± 0.223     < 0.001
0.004 1.000         
15 0.93 ± 0.58     6.74 ± 0.263     < 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