Published in Physician Law Weekly, March 3rd, 2004
According to published research from Finland, "Activation of an islet-specific immune response is an early yet essential step in autoimmune diabetes. The immune cells and antigens involved in this early step and its anatomical site remain incompletely understood. To directly evaluate the site where islet-specific and diabetogenic lymphocytes are activated, we isolated lymphocytes from spleen and from pancreas-draining, gut-associated, and subcutaneous lymph nodes of diabetic NOD mice and of young NOD mice, and transferred these into NOD scid/scid recipients devoid of...
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