Salah Ibrahim

Learn More
In Sweden, snuff (locally known as snus), was introduced since the year 1637. Presently, Sweden has the highest per capita consumption and sale figures of snuff in the world, and the habit is becoming increasingly popular. Snus is manufactured into a dry form used in the nasal cavity and a moist form used in the oral cavity. Snus manufactured for oral use(More)
Health risks stemming from betel-quid (BQ) chewing are frequently overlooked by people. Updated epidemiological data on the increased BQ use among Asian populations using comparable data collection methods have not been widely available. To investigate the prevalence, patterns of practice and associated types of oral preneoplastic disorders, an intercountry(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of oral cancer is high in Sudan and the disease is attributed to N-nitrosamine rich oral snuff consumption. MATERIALS AND METHODS As part of the development of a screening procedure for oral cancer and precancer, exfoliative cytology (EFC) was applied to a retrospective cohort to assess the presence and severity of oral epithelial(More)
Despite the differential expression of S100A14 (a newly identified S100 member) in various human cancers including oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs), its biological role in tumour invasion has not been characterised. The aim of this study was thus to investigate the possible role of S100A14 in OSCC cell invasion. Using immunohistochemistry in normal(More)
Altered expression of S100A14 has been reported in various human cancers including oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). Its biological functions in carcinogenesis, however, are largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the functional role of S100A14 in tumor cell proliferation and its possible functional association with p53. S100A14 protein was(More)
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)
Using PCR-SSCP/DNA sequencing methods, we analyzed 14 oral squamous-cell carcinomas (OSCCs) and 8 pre-malignant oral lesions from different Sudanese patients for prevalence of mutations in exons 5 to 9 of the p53 gene in relation to toombak-dipping status. OSCCs (14 from Sudan, 28 from Scandinavia), and 3 pre-malignant oral lesions from Sudanese non-dippers(More)
In this study, a possible association was examined between the immunoexpressions of p53, cyclin D1, Ki-67 and tobacco exposure and the risk of oral cancer (OC) in premalignant and malignant formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded oral mucosal tissue specimens from patients from Yemen (n=24, all were pre-malignant) and India (n=16, 11 were OCs). Overexpressions of(More)
Both S100A14 and S100A16 are members of the multifunctional S100 protein family. Formation of homo/heterodimers is considered to be one of the major mechanisms for S100 proteins to execute their diverse cellular functions. By employing a classical Yeast two hybrid (Y-2 H) screen, we identified S100A16 as the single interaction partner of S100A14. This(More)
In tissue engineering, the resorbable aliphatic polyester poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) is used as scaffolds in bone regeneration. Copolymers of poly(L-lactide)-co-(epsilon-caprolactone) [poly(LLA-co-CL)] and poly(L-lactide)-co-(1,5-dioxepan-2-one) [poly(LLA-co-DXO)], with superior mechanical properties to PLLA, have been developed to be used as scaffolds, but the(More)