Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes.

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The T-cell mediated autoimmune process that destroys pancreatic beta cells in type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a complex phenotype influenced by multiple genetic and environmental factors. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) accounts for about half of the genetic susceptibility, through a large variety of protective and predisposing haplotypes. Other important loci… (More)

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