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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-86
Membrane-organizing extension spike protein and its role as an emerging biomarker in oral squamous cell carcinoma


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India

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Sushma Bommanavar
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_182_21

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Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most malignant tumor worldwide with a relatively poor prognosis. This can be due to lack of using new specific biomarkers as a mode of pristine interventional therapy for detecting the lesions at an early stage, thereby not allowing it to proceed to a severe advanced stage. Biomarkers, being the products of malignant cells, can prove to be promising prognostic factors in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of oral cancer. One such biomarker is membrane-organizing extension spike protein (MOESIN). Belonging to the family of ezrin/radixin/MOESIN proteins, MOESIN acts as a structural linker between plasma membrane and actin filament of the cell moiety and is involved in regulating many fundamental cellular processes such as cell morphology, adhesion and motility. This narrative review is a systematic compilation on MOESIN and its role as an emerging biomarker in OSCC.


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