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The 4-NQO mouse model: An update on a well-established in vivo model of oral carcinogenesis

J Bouaoud, G De Souza, C Darido, A Tortereau, M Elkabets, C Bertolus, P Saintigny

CARCINOGEN-DRIVEN MOUSE MODELS OF ONCOGENESIS | Methods in Cell Biology | ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

The early detection and management of oral premalignant lesions (OPMDs) improve their outcomes. Animal models that mimic histological and biological processes of human oral carcinogenesis may help to improve the identification of OPMD at-risk of progression into oral squamous cell carcinoma and to develop preventive strategies for the entire field of cancerization. No animal model is perfectly applicable for investigating human oral carcinogenesis. However, the 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4-NQO) mouse model is well established and mimics several morphological, histological, genomic and molecular features of human oral carcinogenesis. Some of the reasons for the success of this model include it..

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