Genetic control of disease in an experimental model for Sjögren's syndrome

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Åsa Inga Maria Andersson

Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease with a complex etiology depending on hereditary and environmental factors. The disease is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration and inflammation in the salivary and lacrimal glands, leading to oral and ocular dryness. To understand the genetic susceptibility in Sjögren's syndrome, studies of disease phenotypes have been performed in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse. By the identification of genetic regions controlling development of autoimmune exocrinopathy in the NOD mouse and by reducing one of these regions considerably, Nguyen et al. in a recent issue of Arthritis Research and Therapy propose candidate genes for development of Sjögren's syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArthritis Research & Therapy
Volume11
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)102
ISSN1478-6362
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords: Animals; Chromosome Mapping; Disease Models, Animal; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Mice; Mice, Inbred NOD; Sjogren's Syndrome

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