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Porphyromonas gingivalis and the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis: analysis of various compartments including the synovial tissue

Michele Ciro Totaro1, Paola Cattani2, Francesco Ria3, Barbara Tolusso1, Elisa Gremese1, Anna Laura Fedele1, Sara D'Onghia2, Simona Marchetti2, Gabriele Di Sante3, Silvia Canestri1 and Gianfranco Ferraccioli1*

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1 Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Via G. Moscati 31, Rome, 00168, Italy

2 Laboratory of Clinical analyses, Association Columbus, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Via G. Moscati 31, Rome, 00168, Italy

3 Institute of General Pathology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo F. Vito 1, Rome, 00168, Italy

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:R66  doi:10.1186/ar4243

Published: 18 June 2013

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Table S1. Patients list with demographic, genetic and immunologic data and positivity for Porphyromonas gingivalis.

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Figure S1. Positivity for Porphyromonas gingivalis DNA in the synovial tissue and HLA alleles.

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Table S2. Positivity for Porphyromonas gingivalis DNA in the synovial tissue, ACPA positivity, smoking status and HLA DRB1*04 allele.

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