Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81871278)
Science and technology Project of Nantong City (MS12017002-4)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-14
Received: 2 April 2019
Accepted: 6 August 2019
First Online: 14 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Written informed consent for the use of saliva, serum samples and salivary gland was obtained from all pSS patients. The study was approved by the ethical committees of the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, China (approval number 2017-K003).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.