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BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide. Cancer stem cells (CSC) model theoretically contribute to tumor growth, metastasis, and chemo-radioresistance. Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent for OSCC treatment. The aim of this study was to compare stemness genes expression in chemo-sensitive and(More)
INTRODUCTION Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) by Choukroun's technique is derived from an autogenous preparation of concentrated platelets without any manipulation. When delicately pressed between 2 gauzes, the PRF clot becomes a strong membrane with high potential in clinical application. However, the effect of PRF on dental pulp cells (DPCs) remains to be(More)
Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) is an important stress-induced protein. Areca quid chewing is a major risk factor of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of this study was to compare HSP70 expression in normal human oral epithelium and OSCC and further to explore the potential mechanisms that may lead to induce HSP70 expression. 41 OSCC and 10 normal(More)
The effect of three resinous retrograde root filling materials on the growth of four obligate anaerobic bacteria associated with endodontic infections was determined by using the agar diffusion inhibitory test. Samples of the following resinous materials (resin-modified, glass-ionomer cement, Fuji II LC; compomer, Dyract; and composite resin, Spectrum) were(More)
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of low molecular weight, cysteine-rich, inducible, intracellular proteins that bind heavy metals with high affinity. MT-1 is known as a stress-inducible protein and functions as an antioxidant enzyme. Areca quid chewing is a major risk factor in the development and further progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma(More)
Retinoids exhibit multiple functions through interaction with nuclear retinoid receptors and have growth-suppressive activity on gastric cancer cells. To better understand the roles of nuclear retinoid receptors during gastric carcinogenesis, we have used in situ hybridization to investigate expression of retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and retinoid x(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). produced by both infiltrating and resident cells of the periodontium, play a role in physiologic and pathologic events. It is recognized that an imbalance between activated MMPs and their endogenous inhibitors leads to pathologic breakdown of the extracellular matrix during periodontitis. To date, little is known about the(More)
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) by Choukroun's technique is produced in a totally natural manner, without using anticoagulant during blood harvest nor bovine thrombin and calcium chloride for platelet activation and fibrin polymerization. When delicately pressed between two gauzes, the PRF clot becomes a strong membrane with high potential in clinical(More)
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is the consequence of an injury characterized by the accumulation of excess collagen and other extracellular matrix components, resulting in the destruction of the normal kidney architecture and subsequent loss of function. A transcription factor Sp1, originally described as a ubiquitous transcription factor, is involved in the(More)
Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors in the development and further progression of tumorigenesis, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recent studies suggest that interplay cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) properties are responsible for the tumor maintenance and metastasis in OSCC.(More)