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The fatty acid synthase inhibitor orlistat reduces experimental metastases and angiogenesis in B16-F10 melanomas
Background:Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is overexpressed and associated with poor prognosis in several human cancers. Here, we investigate the effect of FASN inhibitors on the metastatic spread andExpand
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Mutual paracrine effects of oral squamous cell carcinoma cells and normal oral fibroblasts: induction of fibroblast to myofibroblast transdifferentiation and modulation of tumor cell proliferation.
Several lines of evidence demonstrated that the stroma surrounding the tumors plays an important role in the growth and progression of several neoplasms, including oral squamous cell carcinomasExpand
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Overexpression of HOXB7 homeobox gene in oral cancer induces cellular proliferation and is associated with poor prognosis.
A growing body of evidence has confirmed the involvement of dysregulated expression of HOX genes in cancer. HOX genes are a family of 39 transcription factors, divided in 4 clusters (HOXA to HOXD),Expand
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Fatty acid synthase inhibition with Orlistat promotes apoptosis and reduces cell growth and lymph node metastasis in a mouse melanoma model
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is the enzyme responsible for the endogenous synthesis of the saturated fatty acid palmitate. In contrast to most normal cells, malignant cells depend on FASN activity forExpand
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Fatty acid synthase is required for the proliferation of human oral squamous carcinoma cells.
Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is the enzyme responsible for the endogenous synthesis of saturated long-chain fatty acids from the precursors acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA. A growing body of evidenceExpand
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The Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitor Orlistat Reduces the Growth and Metastasis of Orthotopic Tongue Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is the biosynthetic enzyme responsible for the endogenous synthesis of fatty acids. It is downregulated in most normal cells, except in lipogenic tissues such as liver,Expand
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Heterogeneous presence of myofibroblasts in hereditary gingival fibromatosis.
BACKGROUND/AIM Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) fibroblasts are characterized by an increased production of collagen and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), resulting in a fibroticExpand
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Serum-starved apoptotic fibroblasts reduce blastocyst production but enable development to term after SCNT in cattle.
Cell cycle synchronization by serum starvation (SS) induces apoptosis in somatic cells. This side effect of SS is hypothesized to negatively affect the outcome of somatic cell nuclear transferExpand
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Smad7 blocks transforming growth factor-β1-induced gingival fibroblast-myofibroblast transition via inhibitory regulation of Smad2 and connective tissue growth factor.
BACKGROUND Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), its downstream signaling mediators (Smad proteins), and specific targets, including connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), play important roles inExpand
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Ovariectomy Reduces the Gelatinolytic Activity and Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Collagen in Rat Molar Extraction Wounds
Osteoporosis is commonly associated with estrogen deficiency. However, the mechanisms by which the lack of this hormone causes bone loss are poorly understood. The bone structure of the oral cavityExpand
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