Ahmed Abdelaziz Mohamed Essa

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Based on our previous finding that protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) regulates hemophagocytosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells, which induces their heme oxygenase 1-dependent keratinization, we have formulated a hypothesis that PAR-2 functions in wider activities of SCC cells. To confirm this hypothesis, we investigated immunohistochemical(More)
In previous studies, we have shown several lines of evidence that podoplanin (PDPN) plays an important role in cell adhesion via its association with extracellular components in neoplastic conditions, though there has been no trial to search for PDPN-interaction molecules in the extracellular milieu. To screen for those molecules, we performed(More)
The expression of podoplanin, one of the representative immunohistochemical markers for lymphatic endothelium, is upregulated in various kinds of cancers. Based on our previous studies, we have developed a hypothesis that podoplanin plays a role in cell adhesion via its association with extracellular matrix (ECM). Since salivary pleomorphic adenoma is(More)
Although the histopathogenetic process of keratin pearls is still poorly understood, acceleration of keratinization in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells may represent one possible therapeutic avenue. Based on our histopathological observations, we have hypothesized that SCC cells are keratinized by phagocytosis of extravasated erythrocytes. To confirm(More)
Milk fat globule—epidermal growth factor (EGF)—factor VIII (MFG-E8) is a secreted glycoprotein that promotes clearance of apoptotic cells by bridging phosphatidylserine on apoptotic cells and integrin αvβ3/5 on phagocytes. High expression of MFG-E8 has been reported in various types of cancer in humans. Apoptotic figures are frequently found in the surgical(More)
BACKGROUND We have reported that neutrophilic infiltration was associated with round-shaped dyskeratosis foci, a kind of keratin pearl, of oral carcinoma in situ and that those inflammatory cells are recruited from intra-epithelially entrapped blood vessels. Based on these lines of evidence, we have formulated a hypothesis that keratin pearls are terminally(More)
To confirm our hypothesis that macrophages recruited to fight against oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) invasion are functionally differentiated within neoplastic stromata, we analysed arrangements of macrophage subtypes and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in their association with blood vasculatures in the neoplastic stroma. Surgical specimens of(More)
We reported that altered cell contact mediated by E-cadherin is an initial event in the pathogenesis of oral epithelial malignancies. To assess other effects of cell adhesion, we examined the expression levels of tight junction (TJ) molecules in oral carcinoma in situ (CIS) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). To identify changes in the expression of TJ(More)
Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), a developmental jaw cyst previously referred to as odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), typically arises in the jawbone. In this article, however, we report a case of KCOT located within the temporalis muscle. We compared its immunohistochemical profiles with those of authentic jaw KCOT, orthokeratinized odontogenic cyst, and(More)
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