Oral lichen planus is a unique disease model for studying chronic inflammation and oral cancer.

@article{Liu2010OralLP,
  title={Oral lichen planus is a unique disease model for studying chronic inflammation and oral cancer.},
  author={Yi C Liu and Diana V. Messadi and Hongkun Wu and Shen Hu},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={492-4}
}
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease, which has been defined by the World Health Organization as a potential precancerous condition, representing a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of oral cancer. We would like to put forward a hypothesis that inflammatory mediators such as cytokines and chemokines released from infiltrating T lymphocytes induce fundamental changes of proteins in oral epithelial cells, leading to the progression of OLP to… CONTINUE READING
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