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Damaged Mitochondria May Drive Autoimmunity

Abnormalities in how mitochondria are “recycled” by cells could contribute to autoimmune diseases like Sjögren’s syndrome, a new study indicates. The study, “IRGM1 links mitochondrial quality control to autoimmunity,” was published in Nature Immunology. Often referred to as the “powerhouse of the cell,” mitochondria are cellular structures that…

Tooth Stem Cell Secretions May Help Treat Sjögren’s

Signaling molecules secreted by stem cells in teeth have anti-inflammatory properties that could be useful for the treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome, recent research in mice shows. The findings were published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy, in the study, “Secreted factors from dental pulp stem cells…

Guidelines Issued for Managing Lung Symptoms

The Sjögren’s Foundation has developed clinical practice guidelines for healthcare providers to improve the diagnosis, evaluation, and care of Sjögren’s syndrome patients with lung manifestations. The guidelines, which include 52 recommendations for Sjögren’s evaluation and…