Mechanism of action of a streptococcal preparation (OK-432) in prevention of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice. Suppression of generation of effector cells for pancreatic B cell destruction.

Abstract

We have previously reported that treatment with a streptococcal preparation (OK-432), one of the biologic response modifiers, inhibits insulitis and development of autoimmune diabetes in nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice and Bio-Breeding rats used as animal models of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). We studied the mechanism by which OK-432 inhibited… (More)

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