Table of Contents
ISRN Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 543976, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/543976
Research Article

Immunohistochemical Expression of Mast Cells Using c-Kit in Various Grades of Oral Submucous Fibrosis

1Department of Oral Pathology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Mahesh Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411 018, India
2Department of Oral Pathology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai 400 008, India
3Department of Orthodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Mahesh Nagar, Pimpri, Pune 411 018, India

Received 10 June 2013; Accepted 1 August 2013

Academic Editors: A. Gocht, C. K. Panda, and A. Wincewicz

Copyright © 2013 Musarrat J. Khatri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. P. Rajalalitha and S. Vali, “Molecular pathogenesis of oral submucous fibrosis—a collagen metabolic disorder,” Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 321–328, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. R. Rajendran, “Oral submucous fibrosis: etiology, pathogenesis, and future research,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 985–996, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. R. Ankle, A. D. Kale, and R. Nayak, “Mast cells are increased in leukolpakia, oral submucous fibrosis , oral lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinoma,” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, vol. 11, pp. 18–22, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  4. S. M. Sirsat and J. J. Pindborg, “The vascular response in early and advanced oral submucous fibrosis,” Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 179–184, 1967. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. Janes and J. R. McDonald, “Mast cells—their distribution in various human tissues,” Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 622–634, 1948. View at Google Scholar
  6. S. A. Shukla, R. Veerappan, J. S. Whittimore, L. Ellen Miller, and G. A. Youngberg, “Mast cell ultrastructure and staining in tissue,” Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 315, pp. 63–76, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. D. A. Arber, R. Tamayo, and L. M. Weiss, “Paraffin section detection of the c-kit gene product (cd117) in human tissues: value in the diagnosis of mast cell disorders,” Human Pathology, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 498–504, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. D. R. Lai, H. R. Chen, Y. L. Huang, and C. C. Tsai, “Clinical evaluation of different treatment methods for oral submucous fibrosis: A 10-year experience with 150 cases,” Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, vol. 24, pp. 402–406, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  9. K. Ranganathan and G. Mishra, “An overview of classification schemes for oral submucous fibrosis,” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, vol. 10, pp. 55–58, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  10. A. Iamaroon, S. Pongsiriwet, S. Jittidecharaks, K. Pattanaporn, S. Prapayasatok, and S. Wanachantararak, “Increase of mast cells and tumor angiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma,” Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 195–199, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. A. P. Bhatt and H. M. Dholakia, “Mast cell density in oral submucous fibrosis,” Journal of Indian Dental Association, vol. 49, pp. 187–191, 1977. View at Google Scholar
  12. C. D. O. Rodini, A. C. Batista, and V. S. Lara, “Comparative immunohistochemical study of the presence of mast cells in apical granulomas and periapical cysts: possible role of mast cells in the course of human periapical lesions,” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, vol. 97, no. 1, pp. 59–63, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus