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Quantitative discrimination of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans highly leukotoxic JP2 clone from non-JP2 clones in diagnosis of aggressive periodontitis

Akihiro Yoshida1*, Oum-Keltoum Ennibi2, Hideo Miyazaki3, Tomonori Hoshino4, Hideaki Hayashida5, Tatsuji Nishihara6, Shuji Awano1 and Toshihiro Ansai1

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Community Oral Health Science, Kyushu Dental College, Kitakyushu, Japan

2 Département de Parodontologie, Faculté de Médecine Dentaire, Université Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

3 Department of Oral Health Science, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Niigata, Japan

4 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

5 Department of Preventive Dentistry, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

6 Division of Infections and Molecular Biology, Kyushu Dental College, Kitakyushu, Japan

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:253  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-253

Published: 11 October 2012

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Table S2. Homology analysis of the Δ530 region of A. actinomycetemcomitans non-JP2 strains. (PDF 57 kb)

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Table S1. Bacterial strains other than Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans used for primer-specificity analysis. (PDF 12 kb)

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