Liliana G Petrich de Marquesini

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PURPOSE In this study, we explored the breadth of CD8 T cell reactivity to preproinsulin (PPI) in type 1 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS We tested a complete peptide set in pools covering all 406 potential 8-11mer epitopes of PPI and 61 algorithm-predicted human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A2-specific epitopes (15 pools) from islet-specific(More)
Insulin-reactive CD8 T cells are amongst the earliest islet-infiltrating CD8 T cells in NOD mice. Cloned insulin B15-23-reactive cells (designated G9C8), restricted by H-2K(d), are highly diabetogenic. We used altered peptide ligands (APL) substituted at TCR contact sites, positions (p)6 and 8, to investigate G9C8 T cell function and correlated this with(More)
CD80 and CD86 both costimulate T cell activation. Their individual effects in vivo are difficult to study as they are coordinately up-regulated on APCs. We have studied mice expressing rat insulin promoter (RIP)-CD80 and RIP-CD86 on the NOD and NOD.scid genetic background to generate in vivo models, using diabetes as a readout for cytotoxic T cell(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Islet antibody-negative first-degree relatives of type 1 diabetes patients have a very low risk of developing diabetes. We studied the balance between IFN-gamma (proinflammatory) and IL-10 (regulatory) T cell responses in these participants. METHODS Peripheral blood T cells from adult (18-50 years old, n = 40) DRB1*0401-positive(More)
BACKGROUND Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a cell-mediated autoimmune disease characterized by destruction of the pancreatic islet cells. The use of cryopreserved cells is preferable to the use of freshly isolated cells to monitor clinical trials to decrease assay and laboratory variability. METHODS The T-Cell Workshop Committee of the Immunology of Diabetes(More)
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