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By Xiujuan Hou rheumatology
Krisztina Szabo, Gabor Papp, Balazs Dezso, Margit Zeher
Recently, we revealed the importance of follicular helper T cells (T(FH)) in the pathogenesis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In the present study, we focused on the site of the inflammation and determined the composition of lymphocyte infiltration in labial salivary gland (LSG) biopsies with special emphasis on T(FH) and germinal center B cells. We selected tissue blocks obtained from ten patients at the time of disease onset. Detection of cell specific markers was performed with immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence stainings...
2014: Mediators of Inflammation
Gabriela Hernández-Molina, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Jose M Rodríguez-Pérez, Nancy Martínez-Rodríguez, Guadalupe Lima, Jorge Sánchez-Guerrero
To compare the distribution of HLA-A, B, DRB1 and DQB1 alleles among Mexican patients with primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS), secondary SS (sSS), connective tissue disease (CTD) without (w/o) SS and historical ethnically healthy controls. We included 28 pSS, 30 sSS, 96 CTD w/o SS patients and 234 controls. HLA-A, B, DRB1 and DQB1 were amplified and sequenced using the Allele SEQR Sequenced Based Typing Kits and analyzed on the ABI Prism*3130 DNA Analyzer using the Assign software. Gene frequencies were obtained by direct counting...
April 2015: Rheumatology International
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