Julie Joanou

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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a severe autoimmune disease characterized by a destruction of insulin-producing beta-cells and, when infiltrating the pancreatic Langerhans islets, T lymphocytes and macrophages are usually incriminated. Consequently, subjects with T1D are usually dependent on insulin injections for their entire life. This disease accounts for 5 to(More)
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), remnants of ancestral viral genomic insertions, are known to represent 8% of the human genome and are associated with several pathologies. In particular, the envelope protein of HERV-W family (HERV-W-Env) has been involved in multiple sclerosis pathogenesis. Investigations to detect HERV-W-Env in a few other autoimmune(More)
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