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Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 28 / 2013)

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Oral Toxicities Not Related to Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy

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Laboratory / Animal / Preclinical Studies

The immune-system -stimulating and cytotoxic properties of mistletoe have been investigated in laboratory and animal studies. Viscotoxins and lectins have been investigated as active components in mistletoe; however, most research has focused on the lectins.[1,2,3,4,5,6,7] Reviewed in [8,9] Purified mistletoe lectins have demonstrated cytotoxic and immune-system-stimulating activities. To date, four different lectins: ML-1, ML-2, ML-3, and Viscum albumchitin -binding agglutinin have been identified...

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Added text about an assessment of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) incidence, risk factors, and outcomes (cited Saad et al. as reference 13).

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