Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 27th, 2009
"A quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis was performed in the SS mouse model, MRL/MpJ-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr), to identify the susceptibility loci to dacryoadenitis and sialadenitis and the association with both loci. MRL/lpr, C3H/HeJ-lpr/lpr (C3H/lpr), (MRL/lpr x C3H/lpr) F1, and (MRL/lpr x C3H/lpr) F2 intercross mice were prepared, and the severity of dacryoadenitis and sialadenitis in individuals was quantified by histopathologic grading. In genomic...
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