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New Targets and Approaches to Autoimmune-induced Salivary Hypofunction

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781611223071

ISBN10:
1611223075
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
Publisher(s):
NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS INC

Summary

The pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is multifaceted, and the complexity of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options associated with these diseases reflects this. Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disorder affecting up to 4 million Americans, and results from autoimmune reactions in secretory glands (primary SS) and other tissues (secondary SS). Current treatment options for SS are aimed largely at amelioration of symptoms, but without functional restoration in the secretory glands. Prescribed medications for salivary hypo-function or xerostomia are often associated with severe side effects, typically due to the effects of systemically administered muscarinic cholinergic receptor agonistis. This book presents research on novel agents for treatment of autoimmune disorders.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Diagnosis of SS
Current treatment strategies
Pathogenesis of SS
Animal models for SS pathogenesis
Dysregulation of glandular epithelial cells: a potential role for reactive oxygen & nitrogen species:
Proteasome defects in SS
Potential future treatments:
Summary
Index
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