The current study aimed to examine the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in OSCC from two countries (Norway and Nepal) with differing lifestyle, socioeconomic status and habitual risk factors for OSCC.
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Tannerella forsythia is a bacterium of the so-called red complex which is associated with chronic periodontitis.
Our previous studies showed that higher levels of S100A14 reduces proliferation and motility/invasion (tumor suppressive function) of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. In this study, using OSCC biopsies from Norway and Nepal, we aimed to examine whether the level of S100A14 protein can predict aggressiveness of OSCC and thereby survival of OSCC patients.
In a recent study, the assumption to be tested was that variation in aquaporin genes in combination with certain dietary preferences and oral hygiene habits contribute to different susceptibility to dental erosive wear.
More than ten extractions of any cause have been shown to increase the risk of mortality by cerebral infarction in a 12 ½ year follow-up study among elderly men who participated in the Oslo II-study in 2000.
An e-Book consisting of a series of excellent articles on host-commensal interactions to fight pathogens: Edited by Drs. Sudhanshu Shekhar, Fernanda Cristina Petersen, and Xi Yang, and published in Frontiers in Immunology.
Lactate treatment shows promising therapeutic potential for several neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. We studied blood lactate dynamics in mice in order to optimize the administration of lactate.
The oral commensal Streptococcus mitis generates IgG antibodies against the pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Through hybrid assembly researchers from the University of Oslo and the University of Illinois at Chicago managed to fully sequence and close the genome of the S. pneumoniae serotype 19F strain EF3030.
IL-17A and IL-17F are similar pro-inflammatory cytokines found in osteoarthritic joints, and suspected to contribute to development of osteoarthritis.
A recent published review article discusses how T cell receptor (TCR) variable regions (V) might have been naturally selected to recognize self-molecules (MHC) important for presenting foreign pieces of proteins (usually peptides derived from infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and parasites).
Researchers from the Institute of Oral Biology (IOB) have recently published a mini review article discussing how bacteria from the mitis group of streptococci benefit from natural transformation and why this mechanism is of great importance for them as a group.
A groundbreaking research article sheds light on how the oral commensal Streptococcus mitis can be exploited to prevent pneumococcal infections.
A new combination of techniques for extracellular vesicle (EV) isolation is developed that is less complicated, time consuming, and harmful to the vesicles compared to existing methods.
A new perspective article highlights how bioinformatics tools can help us discover new genes and regulatory circuits in the networks of cell-to-cell-signaling in bacteria.
The discovery of a new communication system between pathogen and non-pathogen bacteria shows the importance of understanding cell-to-cell signaling between different species.