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Huei-Tzu Chien, Sou-De Cheng, Wen-Yu Chuang, Chun-Ta Liao, Hung-Ming Wang, Shiang-Fu Huang
Amplification of 11q13.3 is a frequent event in human cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. This chromosome region contains several genes that are potentially cancer drivers, including FADD (Fas associated via death domain), an apoptotic effector that was previously identified as a novel oncogene in laryngeal/pharyngeal cancer. This study was designed to explore the role of FADD in oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) samples from Taiwanese patients, by assessing copy number variations (CNVs) and protein expression and the clinical implications of these factors in 339 male OSCCs...
2016: PloS One
Xiaofeng Qi, Wengguang Xu, Junqi Xie, Yufeng Wang, Shengwei Han, Zheng Wei, Yanhong Ni, Yingchun Dong, Wei Han
Resistance towards chemotherapy is a common complication in treatment of oral cancers, which leads to treatment failure and poor outcome. In recent years, a growing body of evidence has shown that tumour hypoxia significantly contributes to chemoresistance. Metformin, a widely used oral hypoglycaemic drug, can reportedly potentiate the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs in various cancers; however, the underlying mechanisms are intricate and have not been fully understood. In this study, we explored the role of metformin in chemosensitivity of oral squamous cell carcinoma cells (OSCC) to cisplatin both in vitro and in vivo, and attempted to elucidate its possible underlying mechanisms...
October 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
Mohammad Ayoub Rigi Ladiz, Maryam Najafi, Dor Mohammad Kordi-Tamandani
The aberrant DNA methylation of the tumor suppressor genes involved in DNA Damage Response (DDR) signaling and cell cycle regulation may lead to the tumorigenesis. Our purpose here is to analyze the promoter methylation and mRNA expression levels of LATS1 and LATS2 (LATS1/2) genes in OSCC. Promoter methylation status of LATS1/2 genes was evaluated in 70 OSCC paraffin-embedded tissues and 70 normal oral samples, using Methylation Specific PCR (MSP). LATS1/2 mRNA expression profiles were also investigated in 14 OSCC patients and 14 normal samples, using real-time PCR...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
Srilekha Namala, Vijay Srinivas Guduru, Anuradha Ananthaneni, Sabitha Devi, Puneeth Horrati Kuberappa, Urmila Udayashankar
BACKGROUND: Micronuclei (MN) in oral exfoliative cells have been shown to indicate a disparaging change in genetic information of the cell. Recent studies showed correlation between the frequency of MN and severity of this damage. Grading of lesions can be used to determine the austerity of this damage. Aims: The aim of this study is to compare the MN frequency in oral exfoliated cells of normal and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) individuals and to cytologically grade the frequency of MN in cytological smears and to correlate it with histological grading...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Urmila Udayashankar, Vijay Srinivas Guduru, Anuradha Ananthaneni, Sabitha Devi Ramisetty, Puneeth Horatti Kuberappa, Srilekha Namala
AIMS: To determine the cellular and nuclear area of keratinocytes in smears obtained from the oral mucosa of tobacco users, those with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), and from normal healthy persons and resolve if any significant difference exists in these three groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 100 subjects 20 controls, (40 OSCC patients-20 from lesional sites and 20 from nonlesional sites, 20 tobacco smokers and 20 tobacco chewers) in the age group of 25-75 years...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Susan R Mallery, Daren Wang, Brian Santiago, Ping Pei, Steven Schwendeman, Kari Nieto, Richard Spinney, Meng Tong, George Koutras, Byungdo B Han, Andrew S Holpuch, James C Lang
Over 1/3 of patients who have undergone oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) surgical resections develop life-threatening and often untreatable recurrences. A variety of drugs, intended for management of recurrent or disseminated cancers, were designed to exploit cancer cells' reliance upon overexpressed receptors and gratuitous signaling. Despite their conceptual promise, clinical trials showed these agents lacked efficacy and were often toxic. These findings are consistent with evasion of pathway-targeted treatments via extensive signaling redundancies and compensatory mechanisms common to cancers...
October 18, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
Jiansong Ren, Gwen Murphy, Jinhu Fan, Sanford M Dawsey, Philip R Taylor, Jacob Selhub, Youlin Qiao, Christian C Abnet
B vitamins play an essential role in DNA synthesis and methylation, and may protect against oesophageal and gastric cancers. In this case-cohort study, subjects were enrolled from the General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial in Linxian, China. Subjects included 498 oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs), 255 gastric cardia adenocarcinomas (GCAs), and an age- and sex-matched sub-cohort of 947 individuals. Baseline serum riboflavin, pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), folate, vitamin B12, and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) were measured for all subjects...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Kenichi Shinagawa, Souichi Yanamoto, Tomofumi Naruse, Akiko Kawakita, Kota Morishita, Yuki Sakamoto, Satoshi Rokutanda, Masahiro Umeda
The effect inflammation has on cancer prognosis is marked by the presence of cytokines and chemokines. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is one a multifunctional cytokine that regulates inflammatory responses. We investigated the roles of IL-6 and STAT3 and examined the relationship between IL-6 signaling and clinicopathological factors in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We retrospectively examined 116 patients who underwent radical surgery for OSCC. IL-6 and STAT3 expression were detected by immunohistochemistry...
October 15, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Mohit Sharma, Raghu Radhakrishnan
Limited mouth opening (LMO) in Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSF) has been attributed to both the submucosal and muscle fibrosis (MF). While, reflectory trismus was proposed before as an auxiliary mechanism by another group; the stretch mediated muscle damage (MSD), histopathological changes in blood vessels (like endothelial dysfunction, endothelial hypertrophy and endarteritis obliterans) and upregulated anaerobic isoforms of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), have been proposed by us as complementary events leading to MF...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Shellese A Cannonier, Cara B Gonzales, Kim Ely, Scott A Guelcher, Julie A Sterling
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. OSCC invasion into the lymph nodes and mandible correlates with increased rates of recurrence and lower overall survival. Tumors that infiltrate mandibular bone proliferate rapidly and induce bone destruction. While survival rates have increased 12% over the last 20 years, this improvement is attributed to general advances in prevention, earlier detection, and updated treatments. Additionally, despite decades of research, the molecular mechanisms of OSCC invasion into the mandible are not well understood...
October 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Yuichiro Matsuoka, Hideki Nakayama, Ryoji Yoshida, Akiyuki Hirosue, Masashi Nagata, Takuya Tanaka, Kenta Kawahara, Junki Sakata, Hidetaka Arita, Hikaru Nakashima, Satoru Shinriki, Daiki Fukuma, Hidenao Ogi, Akimitsu Hiraki, Masanori Shinohara, Ryo Toya, Ryuji Murakami
BACKGROUND: In promoting tumour malignancy IL-6 signalling is considered to have an important role. However, the biological roles of IL-6 on radiosensitivity in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remain largely unclear. The objective of this study is to determine the effects and molecular mechanisms of IL-6 on radiosensitivity in OSCC. METHODS: Two OSCC cell lines, and OSCC tissue samples with radioresistant cells were used. We examined the effects of IL-6, or tocilizumab, a humanised anti-human IL-6 receptor antibody, or both on radiosensitivity and DNA damage after X-ray irradiation in vitro...
October 13, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Carolin Götz, Enken Drecoll, Melanie Straub, Oliver Bissinger, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Andreas Kolk
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are often divided by their aetiology. Noxae associated collectives are compared with the human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated group, whereas different localisations of oral (OSCC) and oropharyngeal (OPSCC) squamous cell carcinomas are mostly discussed as one single group. Our aim was to show that classification by aetiology is not appropriate for OSCC. RESULTS: HPV DNA was detected by PCR in 7 (3.47%) patients, and we identified 12 (5...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Jian Yang, Dongpu Liu, Kalu Singh Khatri, Jianjie Wang, Guoliang Zhang, Cunfang Meng, Jian Guan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and nuclear factor-κBp65 (NF-κBp65) expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) tissues and the effects of their expression on the outcomes in patients with OSCC. STUDY DESIGN: TLR4 and NF-κBp65 expression was assessed in 110 patients with OSCC and in 32 normal oral mucosal samples using immunohistochemistry. Correlations between their expression and clinicopathologic parameters, including disease-free survival, disease-specific survival, and overall survival, were analyzed...
August 8, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Pramod Sangamesh Ingaleshwar, Siddharth Pandit, Dinkar Desai, C Pramod Redder, Akhil S Shetty, K M Mithun
INTRODUCTION: Angiogenesis is a complex event mediated by angiogenic factors released from cancer cells and immune cells. It has been reported to be associated with progression, aggressiveness and metastases of various malignant tumors including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Similarly, mast cells have also been reported to play a role in tumor progression and metastases by promoting angiogenesis. OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to compare microvessel density (MVD) and mast cell density (MCD) in different histological grades of OSCC in comparison with normal oral mucosa (NM)...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Narendra T Chaudhari, Jagdish V Tupkari, Tabita Joy, Manisha S Ahire
BACKGROUND: Mammalian mismatch repair system is responsible for maintaining genomic stability during repeated duplications, and human MutL homolog 1 (hMLH1) protein constitutes an important part of it. Various isolated studies have reported the altered expression of hMLH1 in oral leukoplakia (OL) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Research is lacking in the quantitative estimation and comparison of hMLH1 expression in OL and OSCC. AIMS: To evaluate, quantify and compare hMLH1 immunoexpression in normal oral mucosa, OL and OSCC...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Veeran Veeravarmal, Ravi David Austin, Nagini Siddavaram, Sambanthan Thiruneelakandan, Mohamed Hanifa Mohamed Nassar
CONTEXT: The epithelium atrophy, as the oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) progresses, is believed to be an after effect of stromal fibrosis, hyalinization, decrease in vascularity and cellularity and is considered as "ischemic atrophy." Due to hypoxia, caspase-3 get activation and subsequent decrease in viable cell count can occur. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine caspase-3 expression in various grades of OSMF and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) to find out whether upregulation of apoptosis is responsible for the epithelial changes in OSMF...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Isha Dhawan, Simarpreet V Sandhu, Rajat Bhandari, Neena Sood, Ramanpreet Kaur Bhullar, Neerja Sethi
INTRODUCTION: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) comprises one of the largest subsets of cancers with a tendency for regional metastasis. Nodal status is a key prognostic indicator in patients with OSCC, particularly with N0 neck. Occult metastasis in the form of micrometastasis (MM) and isolated tumor cells (ITCs), often goes undetected by routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) examination using 1-2 sections for analysis. This limitation could be overcome by combining serial sectioning (SS) with immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the detection of MM and ITC...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Priyanka Kardam, Monica Mehendiratta, Shweta Rehani, Madhumani Kumra, Khushboo Sahay, Kanu Jain
BACKGROUND: Many studies have been carried out to study the role of extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors and matrix metalloproteinases on tumor invasion. However, literature related to the analysis of connective tissue fibers in varying grades of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is very limited. AIM: To analyze the changes in collagen and elastic fibers in varying grades of (OSCC). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This retrospective study was carried out using a light and polarizing microscope...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Rashmi G S Phulari, Rajendrasinh S Rathore, Trupti Pramod Talegaon
BACKGROUND: Various clinical and histological factors have helped in predicting the survival of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, there has been a need for more specialized diagnostic and prognostic factors to avoid subjective variation among opinion. Thus, fractal dimension (FD) can be used as an index of the morphological changes that the epithelial cells undergo during their transformation into neoplastic cell. In oral cancer study, nuclear FD (NFD) can be used as a quantitative index to discriminate between normal, dysplastic and neoplastic oral mucosa...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Namrata N Patil, Vijay Wadhwan, Minal Chaudhary, Abhishek Singh Nayyar
CONTEXT: KAI-1/CD82 is a tumor suppressor gene with decreased gene expression being associated with increased invasive ability of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). p53 protein functions in the G1-S phase of the cell cycle to allow repair of damaged DNA. In the present study, p53 and KAI-1 expression was investigated using monoclonal antibodies in OSCC. AIMS: The aim of this study was to detect KAI-1 and p53 expression in OSCCs and to assess the relation between both in OSCCs...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
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