D. Dayan

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Stromal myofibroblasts (SMF) associated with various types of carcinomas are believed to emerge under the influence of the tumor cells. Recent studies have shown that SMF may originate from fibroblasts within the tumor stroma or even from carcinoma cells by the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
We characterized tumor microenvironment (TME) components of mobile tongue (MT) cancer patients in terms of overall inflammatory infiltrate, focusing on the protumorigenic/anti-inflammatory phenotypes and on cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in order to determine their interrelations and associations with clinical outcomes. In addition, by culturing(More)
Tumor microenvironment (TME) is an active player in carcinogenesis and changes in its composition modify cancer growth. Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts, bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), and inflammatory cells can all affect the composition of TME leading to changes in proliferation, invasion and metastasis formation of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate histomorphometric age-related changes in labial salivary glands (LSG) of healthy subjects, with special reference to the mucous and seromucous acini. METHOD Investigation of age-related histomorphometric changes was conducted on 120 samples of LSG obtained from autopsy subjects free of salivary gland tumors/diseases. Samples were(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine age-related changes in the parenchymal and stromal components of palatal salivary glands of healthy subjects. Palatal salivary gland biopsies were obtained from 120 autopsies and were divided into young, adult, and old age groups. Histomorphometric measurements were performed on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained(More)
Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) has a high mortality rate and the incidence is rising worldwide. Despite advances in treatment, the disease lacks specific prognostic markers and treatment modality. The spreading of OTSCC is dependent on the tumor microenvironment and involves tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). Although the presence of TAMs is(More)
Caveolin-1 (CAV1) may be upregulated by hypoxia and acts in a tumor-dependent manner. We investigated CAV1 in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) and its association with clinical outcomes, and studied in vitro possible ways for CAV1 accumulation in the tumor microenvironment (TME). TSCC cases (N = 64) were immunohistochemically stained for CAV1. Scores(More)
In a study of 80 perioral muscle specimens, lipid pigment (Lipofuscin) granules were present in 68.5% of the cases. The pigmented granules, which were stored at the nuclear poles, were PAS positive, stained black or brown with the Masson-Fontana procedure, black with Sudan black and strong purple-pink with Ziehl-Neelsen staining; yellow autofluorescence was(More)
Intraoral salivary glands undergo remarkable age-related morphologic changes. This study investigated the expression of a panel of molecular markers known for cellular homeostatic activity, dependent on age and location of the salivary glands. Samples taken from healthy subjects were classified according to age ("young" <45 years, n=51, and "old" ≥60 years,(More)
Regional lymph node (LN) metastasis in oral cancer patients is the most significant grave prognostic factor. We evaluated the relationship between clinical outcomes and different histopathological changes in tumor-negative LNs (LN0) selected from neck dissections without metastatic disease (pN0). A total of 435 LN0 selected from pN0 neck dissections (up to(More)