[Study of apoptosis in Sjögren's syndrome].

To clarify the role of apoptosis in the pathogenesis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), we investigated apoptosis and apoptosis-related molecules in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and salivary glands (SG) from SS patients and normal controls. In PBL, SS T lymphocytes showed accelerated in vitro apoptosis, and CD4+ T cells showed increased Fas expression… CONTINUE READING