Sjögren's syndrome: Studying the disease in mice

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Sjögren's syndrome (SS), a systemic autoimmune disease, is characterized by inflammation of exocrine tissues accompanied by a significant loss of their secretory function. Clinical symptoms develop late and there are no diagnostic tests enabling early diagnosis of SS. Thus, particularly to study these covert stages, researchers turn to studying animal models where mice provide great freedom for genetic manipulation and testing the effect of experimental intervention. The present review summarizes current literature pertaining to both spontaneous and extrinsic-factor induced SS-like diseases in mouse models, discussing advantages and disadvantages related to the use of murine models in SS research. © 2011 BioMed Central Ltd.

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Delaleu, N., Nguyen, C. Q., Peck, A. B., & Jonsson, R. (2011, June 13). Sjögren’s syndrome: Studying the disease in mice. Arthritis Research and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1186/ar3313

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