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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 ...
Involvement of specific laminins and nidogens in the active remodeling of the basal lamina of labial salivary glands from patients with Sjogren's syndrome
OBJECTIVE: To investigate remodeling of the basal lamina of labial salivary glands (LSGs) from patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) by analyzing the expression of specific components that participate in its assembly and ...
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 ...
Increased acinar damage of salivary glands of patients with Sjogren's syndrome is paralleled by simultaneous imbalance of matrix metalloproteinase 3/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 and matrix metalloproteinase 9/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 ratios
OBJECTIVE: Previous findings in labial salivary glands (LSGs) from patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) suggest that increased activity and expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) and MMP-3 trigger the destruction ...