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A novel application of the buccal micronucleus cytome assay in oral lichen planus: A pilot study.
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PMID:  21429474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: The most important complication of oral lichen planus is malignancy transformation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess cellular and nuclear morphology in a group of patients with oral lichen planus measured by means of buccal micronucleus cytome assay. STUDY DESIGN: This study included thirty patients with a clinicopathological diagnosis of oral lichen planus (all with atrophic-erosive clinical forms of OLP) and thirty healthy control subjects. Both samples were similar in age and gender. The buccal micronucleus cytome assay protocol consisted of: cell collection from both cheeks with a cytobrush; cell centrifuge; slide preparation, fixation and staining followed by fluorescent microscope analysis. 2×10(6) exfoliated cells were screened for nuclear abnormalities: micronuclei, nuclear buds, binucleation, basal and differentiated cells, condensed chromatin, karyorrhectic cells, pyknosis and karyolytic cells. RESULTS: Patients with oral lichen planus showed significantly higher frequencies of micronuclei (p<0.001), nuclear buds (p<0.001), binucleated cells (p<0.021) than the control group. CONCLUSIONS: This method is an easy way for clinicians to assess DNA damage, proliferative potential of basal cells and cell death in buccal cells in cases of oral lichen planus.
Authors:
M Sanchez-Siles; I Ros-Llor; F Camacho-Alonso; P Lopez-Jornet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of oral biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1506     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0116711     Medline TA:  Arch Oral Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Oral Medicine Department, Morales Meseguer Hospital, University of Murcia, Spain.
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