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Table 1 Bacterial strains and eukaryotic cell lines used in this study

From: Strain-specific differences in pili formation and the interaction of Corynebacterium diphtheriae with host cells

Strains Description Reference
C. diphtheriae   
DSM43988 non-toxigenic, isolated from throat culture DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany
DSM43989 tox+, unknown source DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany
DSM44123 non-toxigenic isolate, type-strain, unknown source DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany
ISS3319 C. diphtheriae var. mitis, non-toxigenic, isolated from patients affected by pharyngitis/tonsilitis [1]
ISS4060 C. diphtheriae var. gravis, non-toxigenic, isolated from patients affected by pharyngitis/tonsilitis [1]
ISS4746 C. diphtheriae var. gravis, non-toxigenic, isolated from patients affected by pharyngitis/tonsilitis [21]
ISS4749 C. diphtheriae var. gravis, non-toxigenic, isolated from patients affected by pharyngitis/tonsilitis [21]
NCTC13129 C. diphtheriae var. gravis, non-toxigenic, isolated from pharyngeal membrane, patient with clinical diphtheria [2]
E. coli   
DH5αMCR endA1 supE44 thi-1 λ- recA1 gyrA96 relA1 deoR Δ(lacZYA-argF) U196 ϕ80ΔlacZ ΔM15mcrA Δ(mmr hsdRMSmcrBC) [9]
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium ( S . Typhimurium)   
NCTC12023 wild type identical to ATCC14028 NCTC, Colindale, UK
Cell lines   
Detroit562 human hypopharyngeal carcinoma cells [20]