Effect of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines on Lacrimal Gland Myoepithelial Cell Functions.

Kim, Michelle (Gina).

2018

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  • Sjögren’s syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease that affects the lacrimal gland and is the leading cause of aqueous-deficient dry eye. The lacrimal gland is the main contributor of the aqueous layer of the tear film. Overall, there are three different cell types in the lacrimal gland: acinar, ductal, and myoepithelial cells. Myoepithelial cells are responsible for the production of extracell... read more
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