Specific Protein in Tears May Better Diagnose Sjögren’s

Specific Protein in Tears May Better Diagnose Sjögren’s

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Specific Protein in Tears May Better Diagnose Sjögren’s

The amount of a protein called ATG5 in tears may pinpoint people whose dry eye symptoms are related to Sjögren’s syndrome with greater accuracy than standard diagnostic tests, a study has found. However, ATG5’s potential as a biomarker of the disorder should be investigated further, the researchers said. The study, “Tear ATG5 as a Potential Novel Biomarker in the Diagnosis of Sjögren Syndrome,” was published in the journal Diagnostics. Although inflammatory signals and immune system cells…

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