Prevention of encephalomyocarditis virus-induced diabetes by live recombinant Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin in susceptible mice.

Abstract

The D variant of encephalomyocarditis (EMC-D) virus causes diabetes in susceptible mice by direct cytolysis of pancreatic beta-cells. cDNA covering the major outer capsid protein (VP1) of the EMC-D virus was cloned into Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG). None of the SJL/J mice immunized with live recombinant BCG-VP1 (rBCG-VP1) became… (More)

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