Bogahawatte Samarakoon Mudiyanselage Samadarani Siriwardena

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Periostin is a secreted protein that shares a structural homology to the axon guidance protein fasciclin I (FAS1) in insects and was originally named as osteoblast-specific factor-2 (Osf2). Periostin is particularly highly homologus to Betaig-h3, which promotes cell adhesion and spreading of fibroblasts. It has recently been reported that Periostin was(More)
Sebaceous carcinoma of salivary gland origin is an extremely rare malignancy. It occurs mainly in the parotid gland. This is a case report of a sebaceous carcinoma in a 57-year-old woman who had a lump over the right parotid region for 8-9 months. The tumour was composed of small basaloid cells and large foamy cells. Sebaceous differentiation was evident in(More)
Oral squamous-cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common types of human cancer. Typically OSCC cells show persistent invasion that frequently leads to local recurrence and distant lymphatic metastasis. We previously identified Periostin as the gene demonstrating the highest fold change expression in the invasive clone by comparing the transcriptional(More)
Aurora-B kinase is a chromosomal passenger protein and is essential for chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. Aurora-B overexpression in various cancer cells induces chromosomal number instability to produce multinuclearity and relates to metastasis. Here, we examined the expression of Aurora-B in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) to elucidate the(More)
Odontogenic tumors (OTs) constitute a heterogeneous group of lesions with diverse histopathological features and clinical manifestations. The present study is to determine the frequency of odontogenic tumors (OTs) in Sri Lankan population. A total of 1677 cases of OTs were retrieved and analyzed for age, gender and primary site of the tumors. Cases were(More)
The Wnt pathway is involved in carcinogenesis and three regulatory genes of the Wnt pathway, APC (adenomatous polyposis coli), beta-catenin and Axin are frequently mutated in some primary human cancers. This study was conducted to clarify the relation of beta-catenin accumulation and the mutation of the CTNNB1 (beta-catenin) gene with the mutation of APC(More)
BACKGROUND Nodal metastasis is a major prognostic indicator for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) progression. Recently, it has been revealed that lymphangiogenic growth factor VEGF-C and its receptor Flt-4 play an important role for invasion and metastasis in cancer cells. AIM To examine VEGF-C expression and its correlation with lymphatic status,(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a major oncological problem in many regions of the world where tobacco habits are practiced in the form of chewing and/or smoking with or without alcohol intake. It accounts for 16.5% of all cancers in Sri Lankan patients with a male:female ratio of 4:1. In Sri Lanka nearly 5% of OSCC are diagnosed in young patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) most commonly occurs in the middle-aged and older individuals. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the histopathological and immunohistochemical differences of the younger (<40 years) and the older (more than 50 years) groups. METHODS The histopathological parameters of 112 patients (younger 56(More)
The clinical outcome of patients with OSCC is assessed based on TNM system and currently it is the most reliable indicator on which therapeutic decisions are made. The patients with advanced disease are managed with combined treatment modalities. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the factors which influence survival of patients with OSCC(More)