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

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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    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.

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    Bai L, Takagi S, Ando T, Yoneyama H, Ito K, Mizugai H, Isogai E. Antimicrobial activity of tea catechin against canine oral bacteria and the functional mechanisms. J Vet Med. 2016;78(9):1439–45.

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Correspondence to Yi-jie Guo or Ji-ru Xu.

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The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s12903-016-0292-y.

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