An altered keratinocyte phenotype in oral submucous fibrosis: correlation of keratin K17 expression with disease severity.

@article{Lalli2008AnAK,
  title={An altered keratinocyte phenotype in oral submucous fibrosis: correlation of keratin K17 expression with disease severity.},
  author={Anand Lalli and Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Tilakaratne and Anura Ariyawardana and Caroline J Fitchett and Irene May Leigh and Eleni Hagi-Pavli and Alan T Cruchley and Eric Kenneth Parkinson and Muy-Teck Teh and Farida Fortune and Ahmad Waseem},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={211-20}
}
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is characterized by abnormal collagen metabolism in the submucosal connective tissue. Its influence on the overlying epithelium is not known but about 14% of OSF cases undergo malignant transformation to squamous cell carcinoma indicating association with abnormality of the epithelium. Here, we have defined the keratin… CONTINUE READING