Autoantibodies from Sjögren's syndrome induce activation of both the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways in human salivary gland cell line A-253.


Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune rheumatic disease that targets salivary and lachrymal glands, characterized by a high concentration of serum autoantibodies directed against nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens. It is known that autoantibodies can enter viable cells and this phenomenon has functional consequences including activation of apoptotic… (More)


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