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Beta cell MHC class I is a late requirement for diabetes

Hamilton-Williams, Emma; Palmer, Stephanie; Charlton, Brett; Slattery, Robyn


Type 1 diabetes occurs as a result of an autoimmune attack on the insulin-producing beta cells. Although CD8 T cells have been implicated both early and late in this process, the requirement for direct interaction between these cells and MHC class I on the beta cells has not been demonstrated. By using nonobese diabetic mice lacking beta cell class I expression, we show that both initiation and progression of insulitis proceeds unperturbed. However, without beta cell class I expression, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1131954100


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