Odette H. M. Tysma

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Type 1 diabetes is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease, and insulin is an important target of the autoimmune response associated with beta cell destruction. The mechanism of destruction is still unknown. Here, we provide evidence for CD8 T cell autoreactivity associated with recurrent autoimmunity and loss of beta cell function in type 1 diabetic islet(More)
Type 1 diabetes is a T cell-mediated autoimmune disease, and insulin is an important target of the autoimmune response associated with cell destruction. The mechanism of destruction is still unknown. Here, we provide evidence for CD8 T cell autoreactivity associated with recurrent autoimmunity and loss of cell function in type 1 diabetic islet transplant(More)
Epidemiological evidence indicates that the vitamin D status after birth modulates the risk for development of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). We previously demonstrated that the biologically active form of vitamin D, 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), as well as its analogue TX527 permanently alter the morphology and T cell stimulatory function(More)
Clinical intervention trials evaluating the efficacy of antibody immunotherapy in type 1 diabetes are in progress. We tested effects on prediabetic islet antigen-specific autoreactive T cells of antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and humanized monoclonal antibodies against CD3 (ChAglyCD3) or CD25 (daclizumab) with regard to downmodulation of the target protein,(More)
Pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetes patients could result in (re)activation of allo- and autoreactive T lymphocytes. Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) induction treatment is a successful, but broadly reactive anti-lymphocyte therapy used in pancreas and islet transplantation. A more selective alternative is daclizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed(More)
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in mice is a model resembling glomerulonephritis in human systemic lupus erythematosus. In the present study congenic mouse strains were used to investigate the pathogenetic role of (1) donor T cell subset chimerism and (2) donor thymocytes in this model. In GvHD employing minor lymphocyte-stimulating-1(More)
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