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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 602
Significance and expression of p-Akt in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Department of Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq

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Suha Abdulhussein Hindy
Department of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, University of Babylon, Hillah
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_256_20

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Background: Oral cancer is considered as the sixth-most common malignant neoplasm in the world and the most common type is squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Akt is a serine/threonine-protein kinase, that acts in the regulation of different signaling downstream pathways, including; proliferation, growth, cell metabolism, angiogenesis and survival. The objective of the present study was to show the expression of p-Akt and its prognostic effect in oral SCC (OSCC). Materials and Methods: A total of 72 cases of OSCC were included in this study; the expression of the Akt gene was done on 4 μm tumor sections using immunohistochemical staining of Akt antibody. Results: Histopathological examination showed that: (43) were GIII, (13) cases were GII, and (16) cases were GI. The positivity of immunohistochemical staining were appear as brown stain. Results showed increase expression of p-Akt in most cases of oral SCC and mean expression about (54.86 ± 31.58), and the expression of p-Akt was increased with the progression of the histological grade of the tumor. Conclusion: High expression of p-Akt and its relation with the progression of tumor grade and invasion of tumor may indicate the relationship between p-Akt expression and aggressiveness and progression of the tumor.

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