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Apoptosis and cell proliferation: the paradox of salivary glands in Sjögren's disease.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta reumatológica portuguesa
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
299–303
Identifiers
PMID: 18846009
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Present data suggests that the ductal epithelial and acinar cells of salivary glands from Sjögren's disease patients exhibit increased apoptosis. Proliferation was mainly observed in infiltrating lymphoid cells. Both events constitute a biological paradox related to the inflammatory process of salivary glands in Sjögren's disease.

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