Matrix metalloproteinase 9 in the saliva of patients with Sjogren's syndrome: comment on the article by Goicovich et al - Reply
González Burgos, María-Julieta [Universidad de Chile]
Aguilera Covarrubias, Sergio [Chile. Universidad Andrés Bello]
Molina Castillo, Claudio [Chile. Universidad Mayor]
Leyton Campos, Lisette [Universidad de Chile]
To The Editor: We would like to thank Drs. Konttinen and Azuma fortheir interesting comments concerning some of the observa-tions in our recently published article. We will focus here on 3specific issues raised, namely the correlational character of ouranalysis, the confirmatory nature of our results with respect toprevious studies, and the potential relevance of our findings fordeveloping new therapeutic approaches.