Molecular aspects of the etiology of type I diabetes mellitus.

  title={Molecular aspects of the etiology of type I diabetes mellitus.},
  author={George S. Eisenbarth},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  volume={7 2},
Research into the molecular etiology of type I diabetes mellitus is ongoing in several promising areas. The goals of investigation include the identification of the genes responsible for susceptibility to or protection from disease and an enhanced understanding of the targets of the autoimmune response. Investigations into the process by which beta cells are destroyed suggest that diverse arms of the immune system are involved and that the autoimmune process is regulated. A model for predicting… CONTINUE READING

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