Inhibition of autoimmune type 1 diabetes by gastrointestinal helminth infection.

@article{Saunders2007InhibitionOA,
  title={Inhibition of autoimmune type 1 diabetes by gastrointestinal helminth infection.},
  author={Karin Anna-Lovisa Saunders and Tim Raine and Anne Cooke and Catherine E. Lawrence},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={397-407}
}
Gastrointestinal nematode infections are prevalent worldwide and are potent inducers of T helper 2 responses with the capacity to modulate the immune response to heterologous antigens. Parasitic helminth infection has even been shown to modulate the immune response associated with autoimmune diseases. Nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice provide a model for studying human autoimmune diabetes; as in humans, the development of diabetes in NOD mice has been linked to the loss of self-tolerance to beta… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 96 extracted citations

Immunoregulation by Taenia crassiceps and Its Antigens

BioMed research international • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…