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Table 3 Immunohistochemical and salivary detection of thymosin β in different subgroups

From: Thymosin β4 and β10 in Sjögren’s syndrome: saliva proteomics and minor salivary glands expression

Group 4 IHC 4 saliva 4 sulfoxide saliva 10 saliva 10 IHC
pSS 88.9 % 44.4 % 66.7 % +++
ss/SSc + 85.7 % 42.9 % 42.8 % +
ss/SLE + 100 % 14.3 % 14.3 % +
ss/RA 85.7 % 14.3 % 14.3 % +++
HC 90 % 0 % 0 %
  1. Abbreviations: pSS Primary Sjögren’s syndrome, ss Sicca syndrome, SSc Systemic sclerosis, SLE Systemic lupus erythematosus, RA Rheumatoid arthritis, HC Healthy control subjects, IHC Immunohistochemical staining, − Negative staining, + Positive staining