EXPRESSION of Cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxigenase-2 in normal and pathological human oral mucosa

Maria Buscemi, Aldo Gerbino, Francesco Burruano, Silvia Tortorici, Angelo Leone, Luana Lipari, Annamaria Mauro, Salvatore Provenzano, Luana Lipari, Francesco Burruano, Aldo Gerbino, Maria Buscemi, Silvia Tortorici, Angelo Leone, Annamaria Mauro, Salvatore Provenzano

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Abstract: Cyclooxigenase (COX) is the rate-limiting enzyme for the conversion of arachidonic acid (AA) to prostaglandins (PGs). Two isoforms of COX have been identified: COX-1 is constitutively expressed in many cells and is involved in cell homeostasis, angiogenesis and cell-cell signalling; COX-2 is not expressed in normal condition however it is strongly expressed in inflammation. The oral cavity is costantly exposed to physical and chemical trauma that could lead to mucosal reactions such as hyperplasia, dysplasia and cancer. Early diagnosis is the most important issue to address for a positive outcome of oral cancer; therefore it would be useful to identify molecular markers whose expression is associated with the various stages of oral cancer progression. Since COX enzyme has been involved, with different mechanisms, in the development and progression of malignancies we decided to investigate the expression and localization of COX-1 and COX-2 in normal human oral mucosa and three different pathologies (hyperplasia, dysplasia and carcinoma) by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. COX-1 mRNA and protein have been detected already in normal oral mucosa and their expression progressively increases from normal samples towards hyperplasia, dysplasia and finally carcinoma. On the contrary, COX-2 is not expressed in the normal tissue, starts to be expressed in hyperplasia, reaches the maximum activation in dysplasia and then starts to be downregulated in carcinoma.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)555-563
Numero di pagine9
RivistaFolia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
Volume48
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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Cyclooxygenase 1
Mouth Mucosa
Hyperplasia
Mouth Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Enzymes
Arachidonic Acid
Prostaglandins
Mouth
Early Diagnosis
Neoplasms
Protein Isoforms
Down-Regulation
Pathology
Inflammation
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Messenger RNA
Wounds and Injuries
Proteins

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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EXPRESSION of Cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxigenase-2 in normal and pathological human oral mucosa. / Buscemi, Maria; Gerbino, Aldo; Burruano, Francesco; Tortorici, Silvia; Leone, Angelo; Lipari, Luana; Mauro, Annamaria; Provenzano, Salvatore; Lipari, Luana; Burruano, Francesco; Gerbino, Aldo; Buscemi, Maria; Tortorici, Silvia; Leone, Angelo; Mauro, Annamaria; Provenzano, Salvatore.

In: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica, Vol. 48, 2010, pag. 555-563.

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Buscemi, Maria ; Gerbino, Aldo ; Burruano, Francesco ; Tortorici, Silvia ; Leone, Angelo ; Lipari, Luana ; Mauro, Annamaria ; Provenzano, Salvatore ; Lipari, Luana ; Burruano, Francesco ; Gerbino, Aldo ; Buscemi, Maria ; Tortorici, Silvia ; Leone, Angelo ; Mauro, Annamaria ; Provenzano, Salvatore. / EXPRESSION of Cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxigenase-2 in normal and pathological human oral mucosa. In: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica. 2010 ; Vol. 48. pagg. 555-563.
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