Role of TGF-β and BMP7 in the pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis.

  title={Role of TGF-β and BMP7 in the pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis.},
  author={Imran Khan and Prasoon Agarwal and Gagan Singh Thangjam and Rekha Radhesh and Somanahalli Girish Rao and Paturu Kondaiah},
  journal={Growth factors},
  volume={29 4},
To understand the molecular pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis (OSF), which is a chronic inflammatory disease, gene expression profiling was performed in 10 OSF tissues against 8 pooled normal tissues using oligonucleotide arrays. Microarray results revealed differential expression of 5,288 genes (P ≤ 0.05 and fold change ≥ 1.5). Among these, 2,884 are upregulated and 2,404 are downregulated. Validation employing quantitative real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry confirmed upregulation of… CONTINUE READING
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