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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, ...
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 ...