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Authors: Khamis, Aya
Salzer, Lara
Schiegnitz, Eik
Stauber, Roland H.
Gül, Désirée
Title: The magic triangle in oral potentially malignant disorders : vitamin D, vitamin D receptor, and malignancy
Online publication date: 19-Feb-2024
Year of first publication: 2023
Language: english
Abstract: OPMDs (oral potentially malignant disorders) are a group of disorders affecting the oral mucosa that are characterized by aberrant cell proliferation and a higher risk of malignant transformation. Vitamin D (VitD) and its receptor (VDR) have been extensively studied for their potential contributions to the prevention and therapeutic management of various diseases and neoplastic conditions, including oral cancer. Observational studies suggest correlations between VitD deficiency and higher cancer risk, worse prognosis, and increased mortality rates. Interestingly, emerging data also suggest a link between VitD insufficiency and the onset or progression of OPMDs. Understanding the role of the VitD–VDR axis not only in established oral tumors but also in OPMDs might thus enable early detection and prevention of malignant transformation. With this article, we want to provide an overview of current knowledge about OPMDs and VitD and investigate their potential association and ramifications for clinical management of OPMDs.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: CC BY
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Journal: International journal of molecular sciences
Pages or article number: 15058
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher place: Basel
Issue date: 2023
ISSN: 1422-0067
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/ijms242015058
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