Conjunctival cell glycoprotein pattern of healthy persons and of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome--light microscopical investigation using lectin probes.


Formalin-fixed biopsies of conjunctival tissue from the lower fornix of 10 healthy persons and of 10 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (primary SS) were examined by light microscopy. Deparaffinized, rehydrated sections of 5 microns were incubated overnight, each with one of 15 different biotinylated lectins. Bound lectins were visualized using avidin… (More)