Poster #7: Summer Furrer – Cellular and Subcellular Localization Patterns of Hepatitis Delta Virus in Sjogren’s Syndrome Salivary Gland Tissue

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Faculty mentor: Melodie Weller

Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) was found in the salivary gland of Sjogren’s syndrome (pSS) patients. Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease, causes fatigue, low saliva production, autoantibody production, and salivary gland inflammation. This study was designed to determine the localization patterns of HDV in pSS salivary gland, in hopes of furthering the understanding of theHDV mechanism in pSS and the etiology of this disease.

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