Nadja Schäfer

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Autoantigenic peptides resulting from self-proteins such as proinsulin are important players in the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). Self-proteins can be processed by cathepsins (Cats) within endocytic compartments and loaded to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules for CD4(+) T cell inspection. However, the processing and(More)
Obesity is one of several risk factors for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Here we examined males of 6 obese mouse inbred lines derived from the Berlin Fat Mouse (BFM) outbred population with respect to insulin sensitivity and factors of the metabolic syndrome with focus on the skeletal muscle as a major target of insulin dependent glucose(More)
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