Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Expression and Incidence of Cystic Changes in Asymptomatic Dental Follicles in Smoking Patients


BAYKUL T. , OZARSLAN S. K. , BASAK K., Aksoy M. C.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCIENCE, vol.4, no.1, pp.25-29, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jrmds.2016415
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-29

Abstract

Background: Smoking is a well-known predisposing factor for pathological changes in oral tissues. Epithelial proliferation due to smoking is caused by the increased expression and activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is a protooncogen.