Host-Microbiome Cross-talk in Oral Mucositis.

  title={Host-Microbiome Cross-talk in Oral Mucositis.},
  author={Renata Marcia Costa Vasconcelos and Nicholas J. Sanfilippo and Bruce J Paster and Alexander Ross Kerr and Y T Li and Luciana Maria Pedreira Ramalho and Erica L. S. Queiroz and Blake R Smith and Stephen T. Sonis and Patricia M. Corby},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={95 7},
Oral mucositis (OM) is among the most common, painful, and debilitating toxicities of cancer regimen-related treatment, resulting in the formation of ulcers, which are susceptible to increased colonization of microorganisms. Novel discoveries in OM have focused on understanding the host-microbial interactions, because current pathways have shown that major virulence factors from microorganisms have the potential to contribute to the development of OM and may even prolong the existence of… CONTINUE READING
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