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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 354
Which one may be linked with rheumatoid arthritis Prevotella copri or Prevotella corporis or both?


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Tavana AM. Which one may be linked with rheumatoid arthritis Prevotella copri or Prevotella corporis or both?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:354

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Tavana AM. Which one may be linked with rheumatoid arthritis Prevotella copri or Prevotella corporis or both?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Jul 18];9:354. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/5/354/190196
Dear Sir,

Rheumatoid arthritis [Figure 1] caused by different factors, including stress, insufficient diet.
Figure 1: Picture of a joint with rheumatoid arthritis

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A genetic disorder, aging, bacterial toxin, i.e., Staphylococcus aureus and recently a few bacteria such as Prevotella copri has been isolated from the gut of RA patients. [1] In other study, Porphyromonas gingivalis more prevalent from RA patients. [2] If these bacteria could be isolated from RA patients, perhaps other black-pigmented anaerobic bacteria including Porphyromonas spp. (P. gingivalis, Porphyromonas endodontalis, and possibly Porphyromonas asaccharolytica and Prevotella spp. Prevotella intermediaor Prevotella nigrescens and perhaps Prevotella corporis) or other oral bacteria such as fusobacteria spp. (Fusobacterium nucleatum), peptostreptococci may be involved. [3],[4],[5],[6],[7] Among these bacteria, P. corporis could be doubtful because that could be isolated form the gut as the same as P. copri. Not to be forgotten in RA patients, P. copri and P. corporis which still the role of this bacterium in nonoral and oral disease not well understood. [8]

Many researches could be focused in this area to find the fact in the future.

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Scher JU, Sczesnak A, Longman RS, Segata N, Ubeda C, Bielski C, et al. Expansion of intestinal Prevotella copri correlates with enhanced susceptibility to arthritis. Elife 2013;2:e01202.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Mikuls TR, Payne JB, Yu F, Thiele GM, Reynolds RJ, Cannon GW, et al. Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014;66:1090-100.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Tavana AM, Korachi M, Boote V, Hull PS, Love DN, Drucker DB. Phospholipid analogues of Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Appl Microbiol 2000;88:791-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Drucker DB, Tavana AM, Boote V, Love DN. Is Porphyromonas gingivalis heterogeneous? Rev Med Microbiol 1997;8 Suppl 1:S11-2.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Tavana AM, Drucker DB, Boote V. Phospholipid molecular species distribution of Porphyromonas asaccharolytica ATCC 25260T: effects of temperature, culture age and pH. J Appl Microbiol 1998;85:1029-35.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Tavana AM. Isolation of P. corporis from oral cavity: what is the role of this bacterium in the mouth and other parts of the human body? Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:129.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
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Tavana AM. Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented? J Cardiovasc Dis Res 2010;1:161.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/preprintarticle.asp?id=179125. [Last accessed on 2016 May 03].  Back to cited text no. 8
    

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.190196

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