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Retraction Note: Human cathelicidin LL-37 enhance the antibiofilm effect of EGCG on Streptococcus mutans

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BMC Oral HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:102

Received: 15 June 2017

Accepted: 16 June 2017

Published: 26 June 2017

The original article was published in BMC Oral Health 2016 16:101


The authors are retracting this article [1] because they do not have ownership of the data they report. A formal investigation by Tohoku University has concluded that the data reported in this article are the sole property of Tohoku University and have been reported in Bai et al. [2]. All authors agree with this retraction.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Clinical Laboratory, AnKang City Central Hospital, AnKang, China
Key Laboratory of Environment and Genes Related to Diseases, Ministry of Education of China, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China


  1. Guo Y-J, Zhang B, Feng X-S, Hui-xun Ren H-X, Xu J-R. Human cathelicidin LL-37 enhance the antibiofilm effect of EGCG on Streptococcus mutans. BMC Oral Health. 2016;16:101. doi:10.1186/s12903-016-0292-y.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
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