Cyclooxygenase-2 is a possible target of treatment approach in conjunction with photodynamic therapy for various disorders in skin and oral cavity

  • Akita Y
  • Kozaki K
  • Nakagawa T
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Abstract

Anti-cancer effects of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors have been reported, but not fully investigated in skin and oral diseases. 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating those patients with skin and oral lesions is a highly sophisticated procedure, but the incidence of disease recurrence after treatment is rather significant.

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  • COX-2 inhibitor
  • Cyclooxygenase-2
  • Oral mucosa
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Skin

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Authors

  • Y. Akita

  • K. Kozaki

  • T. Nakagawa

  • S. Saito

  • Ito

  • S. Tamada

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