Role of human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinoma and oral potentially malignant disorders: A review of the literature

@inproceedings{Gupta2015RoleOH,
  title={Role of human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinoma and oral potentially malignant disorders: A review of the literature},
  author={Shikha Gupta and Sunita Gupta},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dentistry},
  year={2015}
}
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are epitheliotropic viruses with an affinity for keratinocytes and are principally found in the anogenital tract, urethra, skin, larynx, tracheobronchial and oral mucosa. On the basis of high, but variable frequency of HPV in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), malignant potential of HPV infection has been hypothesized but not definitely confirmed. The aim of this review was to highlight the genomic structure and possible mechanism of infection and carcinogenesis… CONTINUE READING
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