Apoptosis of Human Islet Cells by Cytokines

FasL, perforin, TNFα, IL-1 and NO have been considered as effector molecule(s) leading to β-cell death in autoimmune diabetes. However, the real culprit(s) of β-cell destruction have long been elusive despite intense investigation. Previously we have suggested IFNγ/TNFα synergism as the final effector molecules in autoimmune diabetes of NOD mice. A… CONTINUE READING