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Changes in Rab3D Expression and Distribution in the Acini of Sjogren's Syndrome Patients Are Associated With Loss of Cell Polarity and Secretory Dysfunction
OBJECTIVE: Oral and ocular dryness are frequent and serious symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) that reflect problems in secretion due to glandular dysfunction. Exocytosis, an important process in the secretory pathway, ...
Salivary mucins induce a Toll-like receptor 4-mediated pro-inflammatory response in human submandibular salivary cells: are mucins involved in Sjogren's syndrome?
Objectives. A hallmark characteristic of SS patients is the ectopic presence of the mucins MUC5B and MUC7 in the extracellular matrix of salivary glands that have lost apical-basolateral acinar-cell polarity. This study ...
Decreased salivary sulphotransferase activity correlated with inflammation and autoimmunity parameters in Sjogren's syndrome patients
OBJECTIVES: To determine the expression and enzymatic activities of sulphotransferases involved in mucin hyposulphation in labial salivary glands (LSGs) from SS patients and to correlate sulphotransferase activity with ...
THU0053 Three Dimensional HSG Cells Culture as A Model to Study the Exocitic Process in Salivary Glands of SjÖGren's Syndrome Patients
Background Labial salivary glands (LSG) from Sjögren's syndrome (SS) patients show impaired cell-polarity, alterations of SNARE proteins localization and presence of salivary mucins in the extracellular matrix. Exocytosis ...
Disruption of Tight Junction Structure in Salivary Glands From Sjogren's Syndrome Patients Is Linked to Proinflammatory Cytokine Exposure
OBJECTIVE: Disorganization of acinar cell apical microvilli and the presence of stromal collagen in the acinar lumen suggest that the labial salivary gland (LSG) barrier function is impaired in patients with Sjögren's ...
Severe alterations in expression and localisation of alpha 6 beta 4 integrin in salivary gland acini from patients with Sjogren syndrome
Objectives: In salivary glands from patients with Sjogren syndrome, overexpression of laminins 1 and 5 and disorganisation of the acinar basal lamina have been reported. Laminin 5 mediates association of the basal lamina ...