[Maxillary and mandibular carcinogenesis: research and prospects]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2009 Sep;110(4):227-32. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2009.06.003. Epub 2009 Aug 12.
[Article in French]


Development and growth of odontogenic tumours depend on impairment of numerous genes and molecules. In recent years, most of the genes involved in dental development were identified. This produced a new basis for the study of oral pathology and maxillofacial carcinogenesis. A better understanding of these molecular phenomena should allow to better determine the evolution of such lesions. Research breakthroughs should facilitate the development of new molecular and genetic therapeutic perspectives.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Enamel Proteins / genetics
  • Dental Research
  • Humans
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / genetics
  • Maxillary Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Maxillary Neoplasms / genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Odontogenesis / genetics
  • Odontogenic Tumors / etiology
  • Odontogenic Tumors / genetics
  • Osteolysis / genetics


  • Dental Enamel Proteins