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Analysis of Akt pathway on MDM2 protein expression in salivary gland neoplasms

Grant number: 08/03831-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2008 - July 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry
Principal researcher:Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa
Grantee:Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Salivary gland neoplasms account for 3 percent of all head and neck tumors, thus the importance in better knowing them. The variable histological aspects must be known as to better treat them. Molecular biology of these tumors are not completely understood. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most frequent benign neoplasm while adenoid cystic carcinoma is one of the most frequent of the malignant neoplasms, thus in the present study we aim to study the Akt pathway in these tumors, through the investigation of the proteins MDM2 and NfKB. (AU)

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