CD40, CD154, Bax and Bcl-2 expression in Sjögren's syndrome salivary glands: a putative anti-apoptotic role during its effector phases.

@article{Ohlsson2002CD40CB,
  title={CD40, CD154, Bax and Bcl-2 expression in Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome salivary glands: a putative anti-apoptotic role during its effector phases.},
  author={Maria Ohlsson and P{\'e}ter Szodoray and Lado Lako Loro and Anne Christine Johannessen and Roland Jonsson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={561-71}
}
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic lymphocytic infiltration and decreased secretion in the salivary glands (SGs). For some time, apoptosis has been suggested to constitute the major mechanism for acinar epithelial destruction during the effector phases; however, this is still controversial. We have recently demonstrated that despite the expression of Fas and FasL, the incidence of apoptosis is not increased in SS patients compared with control… CONTINUE READING