Lars Peter Sand

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Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a major health problem in many parts of the world, and the major causative agents are thought to be the use of alcohol and tobacco. Oncogenic viruses have also been suggested to be involved in OSCC development. This study investigated the prevalence of human papillomaviruses (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and(More)
Oral mucosa biopsies from 53 patients with different oral diseases, and from 12 healthy control patients, were examined by the PCR-technique using the L1 consensus primers and type-specific primers for HPV 6/11, 16 and 18. Three out of 24 (12.5%) oral cancer biopsies were HPV positive, 1 for HPV 18, 1 for HPV 16 and 6/11 and 1 for none of the specific(More)
OBJECTIVE The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with both malignant and benign diseases in the head and neck region. In several studies it has also been associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a disease with unknown origin, and viral antigens have been proposed as etiologic agents. Smoking and alcohol habits are(More)
BACKGROUND In this work, gene expression profile was examined in 19 cases of oral cancer (OC) obtained from patients from Sweden (n=8) and UK (n=11) and the findings were tested for correlation to patient's clinicopathological data. MATERIALS AND METHODS Following total RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, labeling with fluorescent dyes and hybridization to(More)
Patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) were treated for 1 week either with a daily 1-h morning walk outdoors (natural light) or low-dose artificial light (0.5 h@2800 lux). The latter treatment (given under double-blind conditions) can be considered mainly placebo and did not improve any of the depression self-ratings, whereas natural light exposure(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common epithelial malignancy in the oral cavity. SCCs and their variants constitute over 90% of oral malignancies, and the disease is associated with poor prognosis. OSCC is a complex malignancy where environmental factors, virus infections, and genetic alterations most likely interact, and thus give rise to the(More)
BACKGROUND The annual decrease of daylight duration initiates a depressive phase in patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and light therapy treats it. How much bright light exposure in winter and summer these patients actually receive may help understand the pathogenetic factors initiating SAD. METHODS During a week in winter and summer, women(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the possibility that human papilloma virus (HPV) is a possible etiologic agent in the development of ameloblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA was extracted from 18 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens and assayed for the presence of HPV DNA by PCR using the L1 consensus primer and specific primers for HPV(More)
Whereas the smoking habit has declined significantly in Sweden in recent decades, there has been a marked increase in the consumption of 'snus' (oral moist snuff). The use of this smokeless tobacco, exposing the user locally to carcinogenic nitrosamines, raises the question - will the increasing use of snuff eventually lead to a greater incidence of oral(More)
The role of oral subepithelial mast cells in the defence against tumours is a matter of controversy. The effect of established and suggested carcinogens, such as the carcinogen 4-nitroquinoline-N-oxide (4-NQO) and Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), in combination with oral snuff on lower lip subepithelial mast cells (MC) was studied in rats. The rats were(More)