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Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) of the buccal mucosa, the diagnosis of which is based on subjective histologic evaluation, is a controversial entity of questionable existence. This report describes 2 rare cases of parakeratinized cyst arising from the buccal mucosa. Case 1 was a 60-year-old man with a 3-cm cyst and case 2 was a 16-year-old boy with a microcyst(More)
Millimolar concentrations of chlorogenic acid (CGA) showed higher cytotoxic activity against human oral squamous cell carcinoma (HSC-2) and salivary gland tumor (HSG) cell lines, as compared with that against human gingival fibroblast (HGF). The cytotoxic activity of CGA was significantly reduced by catalase or CoCl2, but not affected by FeCl3 or CuCl2. ESR(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the reproducibility and validity of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among individuals living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. METHODS A total of 116 food items in our FFQ were selected by ranking food items according to their contribution to the population intake of nutrients, based on multiple 24-hour recalls(More)
Peripheral odontogenic tumor (POT) is a rarely encountered lesion. We report 5 cases of POT including adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT), keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), ameloblastic fibroma (AF), developing odontoma (DO), and calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT), and also provide a review of relevant literature to define the tumor profile.(More)
This study aimed to examine the association of fetal growth and elevated third trimester maternal serum folate due to folic acid (FA) supplement intake. Dietary intake, use of FA supplements, weight, and blood biomarkers of B-vitamins (serum folate, pyridoxal, vitamin B(12), and plasma total homocysteine) were observed in 33 healthy pregnant women at the(More)
From 1970 to 1996, 129 cases of intraoral minor salivary gland tumors were diagnosed at the Department of Pathology, Nihon University School of Dentistry. The diagnosis of each case was based on the 1991 WHO classification. Eighty benign and 49 malignant minor salivary gland tumors were found in the approximately 9,300 oral biopsies submitted during the(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL/APO2L) is a novel member of the tumor necrosis factor cytokine family and a potent inducer of apoptosis in tumor cells. TRAIL is expressed in most normal human cells and tissues, including peripheral blood leukocytes, spleen, lung and prostate. However, TRAIL expression in human neoplasms is(More)
To test the hypothesis that nucleotide excision repair (NER) plays a protective role in chemical carcinogenesis in internal organs, xeroderma pigmentosum group A gene-deficient (XPA(-/-)) mice, heterozygous (XPA(+/-)) and wild-type (XPA(+/+)) mice were orally administered 0.001% 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO) in their drinking water and compared. After 50(More)
Hydrolyzable tannins showed higher cytotoxic activity against human oral squamous cell carcinoma and salivary gland tumor cell lines than against normal human gingival fibroblasts, whereas gallic acid, a component unit of tannins, showed much weaker selective cytotoxicity. The cytotoxic activity of dimeric compounds was generally higher than that of(More)
Three new flavonoid glycosides, together with 15 known flavonoids, have been isolated from the leaves of Eriobotrya japonica, and characterized as (2S)- and (2R)-naringenin 8-C-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-glucopyranosides, and cinchonain Id 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, respectively, based on spectral analyses including two dimensional (2D) NMR(More)