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Expression of metallothionein in ameloblastoma. A regulatory molecule?

Authors
  • Ribeiro, André Luis Ribeiro
  • Nobre, Rafaela Moutinho
  • Rocha, Gabriela Cristina Marçal Avertano...
  • de Souza Lobato, Isabella Haber
  • de Melo Alves Junior, Sérgio
  • Jaeger, Ruy Gastaldoni
  • de Jesus Viana Pinheiro, João
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
40
Issue
6
Pages
516–519
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2011.01025.x
PMID: 21371124
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This protein may have an impact on ameloblastoma behavior. Metallothionein would act as a zinc reservoir for important proteases related to ameloblastoma biology, such as MMPs. This protein could also display pro-mitotic and anti-apoptotic features in the tumor.

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