An Insight into Podoplanin Ã¢ÂÂ Emphasizing its Role in Oral DiseasesBina Kashyap1* and Sridhar Reddy P2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kashyap B
Associate Professor Department of Oral Pathology
Buraydah Private Dental College
Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Received Date: April 24, 2015; Accepted Date: May 25, 2015; Published Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: Bina Kashyap, Sridhar Reddy (2015) An Insight into Podoplanin – Emphasizing its Role in Oral Diseases. J Clin Exp Pathol 5:230. doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000230
Copyright: © 2015 Kashyap B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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