Increased mast cell density and protease content in actinic cheilitis.

  title={Increased mast cell density and protease content in actinic cheilitis.},
  author={Isolde Gina Rojas and Alejandra M. Mart{\'i}nez and Alberto Pineda and Maria Loreto Spencer and Mar{\'i}a Rosario Jim{\'e}nez and Maria Isolde Rudolph},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  volume={33 9},
BACKGROUND Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a pre-malignant lesion caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation and characterized by epithelial and connective tissue alterations. Mast cells (MCs), key contributors to solar elastosis in murine UV-irradiated skin, were characterized in order to assess their potential contribution to connective tissue degeneration in AC… CONTINUE READING