Head and neck region is involved in a high percentage of malignant lesions, and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is undoubtedly the most frequently found, accounting for over 90% of malignant tumors. Hormone receptor overexpression, like Estrogen Receptor (ER), Progesterone Receptor (PR) and Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), and signaling have been related to the pathogenesis of OSCC. For metastasis of OSCC, Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) undergo epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) under the influence of growth factors, cytokines, and regulation of cadherins from the tumor's microenvironment. In this context, the stem cells may become a potential therapeutic target for OSCC through modulation of cytokines and RAS pathway, which is involved in intracell signal transduction. The objective of this study was to suggest an experimental steroidogenic model for OSCC in translational research.

Steroids and growth factors in oral squamous cell carcinoma: Useful source of dental-derived stem cells to develop a steroidogenic model in new clinical strategies

Scarano A.;
2019

Abstract

Head and neck region is involved in a high percentage of malignant lesions, and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is undoubtedly the most frequently found, accounting for over 90% of malignant tumors. Hormone receptor overexpression, like Estrogen Receptor (ER), Progesterone Receptor (PR) and Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), and signaling have been related to the pathogenesis of OSCC. For metastasis of OSCC, Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) undergo epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) under the influence of growth factors, cytokines, and regulation of cadherins from the tumor's microenvironment. In this context, the stem cells may become a potential therapeutic target for OSCC through modulation of cytokines and RAS pathway, which is involved in intracell signal transduction. The objective of this study was to suggest an experimental steroidogenic model for OSCC in translational research.
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