Suppression of retinoic acid receptor-β in premalignant oral lesions and its up-regulation by isotretinoin
Receptors, Retinoic Acid
The expression of retinoic acid receptor-beta mRNA is selectively lost in premalignant oral lesions and can be restored by treatment with isotretinoin. Restoration of the expression of retinoic acid receptor-beta mRNA is associated with a clinical response. Retinoic acid receptor-beta may have a role in mediating the response to retinoids and may be a useful intermediate biologic marker in trials of these agents for the prevention of oral carcinogenesis.