labial gland


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labial gland

[′lā·bē·əl ¦gland]
(anatomy)
Any of the small, tubular mucous and serous glands underneath the mucous membrane of mammalian lips.
(invertebrate zoology)
A salivary gland, or modification thereof, opening at the base of the labium in certain insects.
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The expression of AQP-5 in labial glands from Sjogren's syndrome patients has been investigated.
Subsequently biopsy specimens obtained from labial glands were tested for AQP-5 expression and immunoreactivity using an AQP-5 ELISA kit and immunohistochemistry.
candidum upregulates the expression of AQP-5 in labial glands of SS patients and enhances saliva secretion to alleviate xerostomia.