Fatal Attraction: Interactions between antigen-presenting cells and islets of Langerhans in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes

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In this thesis, the question is approached whether abnormalities in the islets of Langerhans, in addition to abnormalities in the immune system, are involved in the development of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice. We found several islet abnormalities, always accompanied by an inflammatory infiltrate. Thus, intrinsic islet abnormalities may indeed play a role in the etiology of NOD autoimmune diabetes. Furthermore, we showed that infiltrating leukocytes can cause islet abnormalities. Thus, a complex cross-talk between antigen-presenting cells and islets exists during development of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice. A similar interaction may be important in the development of type 1 diabetes in humans.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Erasmus MC, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dept Immunol
Begeleider(s)/adviseur
  • van Ewijk, Willem, Supervisor, Externe Persoon
  • Drexhage, Hemmo A., Supervisor, Externe Persoon
  • Leenen, Pieter J.M., Co-supervisor, Externe Persoon
  • Homo-Delarche, Françoise, !!Advisor, Externe Persoon
  • Büller, Hans A., Beoordelingscommissie, Externe Persoon
  • van der Kwast, Theo, Beoordelingscommissie, Externe Persoon
  • Roep, Bart O., Beoordelingscommissie, Externe Persoon
  • McDevitt, Hugh, Opponent, Externe Persoon
  • Pols, Huib, Opponent, Externe Persoon
Datum van toekenning7-jun-2000
Plaats van publicatie[S.l.]
Uitgever
Gedrukte ISBN's90-73436-52-4
StatusPublished - 7-jun-2000
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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