Expression of integrin alpha9 subunit and tenascin in oral leukoplakia, lichen planus, and squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Hkkinen1999ExpressionOI,
  title={Expression of integrin alpha9 subunit and tenascin in oral leukoplakia, lichen planus, and squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Lari H{\"a}kkinen and Tiina J Kainulainen and Tuula Salo and Reidar Axel Grenman and Hannu S Larjava},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={210-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Integrin alpha9 subunit is a member of beta1 integrin family and binds tenascin (TN). It is expressed by stratified squamous epithelium and may be associated with cell differentiation and growth. We studied if the expression of alpha9 integrin and TN is altered in leukoplakia, lichen planus, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS Frozen sections of tissue samples obtained from normal human keratinized (16 subjects) and non-keratinized (three subjects) oral mucosa, oral… CONTINUE READING