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From: Proteomic analysis of saliva: a unique tool to distinguish primary Sjögren's syndrome from secondary Sjögren's syndrome and other sicca syndromes

Figure 3

Dendogram obtained after PCA. The dendrogram is a graphical representation of the results of hierarchical cluster analysis. This is a tree-like plot where each step of hierarchical clustering is represented as a fusion of two branches of the tree into a single one. The branches represent clusters obtained on each step of hierarchical clustering. A close relationship was observed between primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) and patients with secondary Sjögren's syndrome (sSS) concomitant to rheumatoid arthritis (RA-sSS) classes while sicca syndrome and healthy volunteers appeared to be more similar. The protein profile of patients with secondary Sjögren's syndrome (sSS) concomitant to systemic sclerosis (SSc-sSS) was placed at an intermediate level between the previously mentioned clusters.

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