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Effect of HPV infection and inflammatory mediators on epithelial-mesenchymal transition


Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCC) comprise one of the best examples of neoplasms that occur in a context of inflammation caused by infections or other etiological agents, such as tobacco and alcohol. HNSCCs associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have a better prognosis than HPV negative HNSCCs, probably because the latter have high genomic instability. The expression profile of HPV negative has also revaled markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), cell motility, invasiveness and angiogenesis, whereas HPV positive ones are characterized by cell cycle and proliferation alterations. The overall objective of this project is to investigate the mechanisms by which EMT is activated by HPV infection and by mediators of inflammation, as well as to identify new potential inhibitors for EMT markers. (AU)

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