Expression of transgene encoded TGF-beta in islets prevents autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice by a local mechanism.

Abstract

To analyse the effects of TGF-beta in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), we have developed non-obese diabetic (NOD) transgenic mice expressing TGF-beta under the control of the rat insulin II promoter. Pancreata of TGF-beta transgenic mice were roughly one twentieth of the size of pancreata of wild-type NOD mice and showed small clusters of micro… (More)

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