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Changes of the extracellular matrix components in the salivary glands pathology

Mihaela Teodora Tudosie(1)

(1)Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova

Abstract: The aim of this study is to highlight the state of knowledge on quantitative and qualitative changes and the distribution of the various components of extracellular matrix in salivary glands  chronic pathology as well as in benign and malignant tumors of salivary glands.  Thus, we analyzed the results of several studies in recent years that have followed these changes in matrix structures (in particular collagen, laminin, fibronectin, tenascin, glycosaminglycans and proteoglycans), the specificity of these changes associated wi