Immunomodulation with human recombinant autoantigens.

The loss of beta cells in type 1 diabetes is the consequence of a T cell-dependent autoimmune attack. Autoantibodies against GAD65 (Mr 65.000 isoform of glutamic acid decarboxylase), IA-2 (insulinoma-associated protein IA-2) or insulin, alone or in combination, predict disease. Preclinical studies in spontaneously diabetic rodents suggest that… CONTINUE READING