Assessment of viral and immune factors in EMC virus-induced diabetes: effects of cyclosporin A and interferon.

EMC virus-induced diabetes in mice may be a model of human type I diabetes. It is postulated that auto-immune reaction plays a role in beta cell destruction after viral aggression. The use of anti-viral (interferon) or immunosuppressive drugs (Cyclosporin A) could contribute to an understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetes in this model. Early or late… CONTINUE READING