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Oral cancer is one of the most frequent head and neck cancers, and epidemiological studies have shown that smoking is a major risk factor in this pathology. However, as not all smokers develop oral cancer, some individuals must be more susceptible to develop this disease. This individual susceptibility has been related to different genetic variants in(More)
Candida albicans is one of the most frequent pathogens of the oral cavity, as a major cause of opportunistic disease. Moreover, Candida could be a cofactor of common oral diseases, such as dental caries. The aim of this study was to analyse the oral yeast colonisation in adults with dental caries and to evaluate its relationship with this clinical entity.(More)
BACKGROUND Susceptible individuals may be more prone to bone loss after augmentation procedures. PURPOSE Identify plausible clinical and biological factors influencing apical and marginal bone remodeling at implants placed in augmented sinuses, in patients with and without history of periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective cross-sectional(More)
Oral and laryngeal cancer has a high incidence in the Basque Country (Spain), the main risk factors in this pathology being regular consumption of tobacco and alcohol. However, since not all the individuals exposed to these risk factors develop cancer, the individual genetic susceptibility should be investigated in this population. The aim of this study was(More)
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and a major health problem in some parts of the world. Epidemiological studies have shown that habitual alcohol consumption could be a risk factor in oral carcinogenesis, although the true involvement of alcohol is unknown. Via alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and cytochrome P450 oxidase (CYP) alcohol is(More)
OBJECTIVES Accumulating evidence indicates that aberrant DNA methylation is closely related to oral carcinogenesis, and it has been shown that methylation changes might be used as prognostic biomarker in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral lichenoid disease (OLD) is the most common oral potentially malignant disorder in our region. The aim of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND The Basque Country has one of the highest rates of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in Europe, although tobacco and alcohol consumption are not high when compared to other European countries where HNSCC incidence is lower. Our aim was to determine the role of genetic variation with regard to the metabolism of alcohol and carcinogens(More)
OBJECTIVE To dissect the aberrant microRNA profile of oral lichenoid disorders (OLD) by analyzing the larger set of OLD samples tested so far. MATERIALS AND METHODS MicroRNA expression profiles were assessed using TLDA card in 32 samples (16 OLD, 8 OSCC, and 8 control). The findings were validated using RT-qPCR in an independent cohort of 91 samples. (More)
Aim Odontogenic myxoma is a benign intraosseous neoplasm of the jaws, with a locally aggressive behavior and a high recurrence rate. CD-105 is a homodimeric cell membrane glycoprotein and is a component of the TGF-β1 growth factor receptor complex that modulates angiogenesis by regulating the proliferation, differentiation and cellular migration. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Certain changes in the microRNA expression are considered to be associated with chronic inflammatory processes and with the malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders. The purpose of this systematic review is to update the existing data on the aberrant microRNA expression profiles identified in oral lichenoid disease (OLD).(More)