The pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes mellitus.


There is increasing evidence that both DP and DR BB rats fail to clonally delete autoreactive T cells in the thymus that are important in the development of autoimmune IDDM. The DP BB rat also has a defect in its ability to generate a regulatory (RT6+) T-cell population that would prevent the onset of diabetes and, therefore, it becomes spontaneously… (More)


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