Evaluation of neoplastic nature of keratocystic odontogenic tumor versus ameloblastoma.

@article{Khalifa2010EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of neoplastic nature of keratocystic odontogenic tumor versus ameloblastoma.},
  author={Ghada Amin Khalifa and Hanan Mohamed Shokier and Eman A Abo-Hager},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={61-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Although most of odontogenic tumors are benign, some of them will show locally destructive behavior, as keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is now known as a benign but aggressive odontogenic neoplasm. The neoplastic characteristics in KCOT have been suggested from clinical as well as pathologic aspects. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is a gelatinase form of the MMPs family, which is a group of proteolytic enzymes that degrade many types of collagen. Cysteine aspartic acid… CONTINUE READING
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