CD40 on salivary gland epithelial cells: high constitutive expression by cultured cells from Sjögren's syndrome patients indicating their intrinsic activation.


CD40 has been identified in an expanding list of haematopoietic and non-haematopoietic cells and has received an increased interest based on its role in a variety of cell-mediated responses and its potential to participate in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory disorders. Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune exocrinopathy, which is characterized by… (More)


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