Author Topic: Detection of the tax gene of HTLV-I in labial salivary glands from SS patients  (Read 2374 times)

ashler

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"Our observations raise the possibility that a very low number of copies of the tax gene may be harbored innocuously in cells within the oral cavity in some healthy individuals, but that this gene may play a role as a co-factor in the development of SS or other diseases of oral cavity"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10895371

Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
Tongue photos http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/list/2076759

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Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type I Expression in Salivary Glands of Infected Patients
http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/179/2/497.full
Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
Tongue photos http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/list/2076759